November 15, 2021

Tax costs of barter transactions

Barter transactions are commonplace in today’s commercial environment. Parties exchange goods or services without a cash transaction underpinning it. The question is, “What happens when I sell the asset in future? Do I have a tax cost for it?” Paragraph 20(1)(a) of the Eighth Schedule to the Income Tax Act refers to ‘the expenditure actually incurred in respect of the cost of acquisition or creation of that asset’. The word ‘expenditure’ includes expenditure in cash or in kind. In ITC 1783 the court established the following about the meaning of the word ‘expenditure’: “Expenditure” in its ordinary dictionary meaning is the spending of money or its equivalent e.g. time or labour and a […]
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