No. If no ‘cost of acquisition’ is attributable to the development rights, the gains arising on their transfer are not assessable in either the hands of the society or in the hands of the members.
No! One has to be careful to ensure that there is a proper segregation of the shares held on investment account from the shares held on trading account. The investment shares must be valued at cost while the trading shares can be valued at market price if that is lower.
||We are carrying on real estate business and hold land at stock-in-trade. The land cost us Rs. 50 lakhs. It is worth Rs. 2 crores today. We propose to revalue the land at its market value in the books of account and credit Rs. 1.50 crores to the P & L A/c. We shall introduce the land as our capital contribution in a firm in which we will become partners. The firm will credit our capital account by Rs. 2 crores. Are we taxable on the difference between Rs. 50 lakhs and Rs. 2 crores?
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Yes! As per the judgement of the majority in the Special Bench in DLF Universal vs. JCIT, stock-in-trade gets converted into a capital asset at the point of introduction into the firm and attracts s. 45(3).
Yes! You are entitled to claim depreciation even on assets that are not used provided they are part of a “block of assets” and the block has been used during the year. The user of the “block” is important and not that of individual assets.