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Income Tax Act, 1962 (Act 58 of 1962)

Chapter II: The Taxes

Part I: Normal Tax

12DA. Deduction in respect of rolling stock

 

(1) There shall be allowed to be deducted from the income of the taxpayer an allowance in respect of the cost actually incurred by the taxpayer in respect of the acquisition or improvement of any rolling stock which is owned by the taxpayer, or acquired by the taxpayer as purchaser in terms of an agreement contemplated in paragraph (a) of the definition of ‘instalment credit agreement' in section 1 of the Value-Added Tax Act and is used directly by the taxpayer wholly or mainly for the transportation of persons, goods or things to the extent that such rolling stock is used in the production of that taxpayer's income.

 

(2) The allowance contemplated in subsection (1) shall, in respect of any one year of assessment, be 20 per cent of the cost incurred in respect of any rolling stock.

 

(3) For the purposes of this section the cost to a taxpayer of any rolling stock shall be deemed to be the lesser of the actual cost to the taxpayer or the cost which a person would, if that person had acquired or improved the rolling stock under a cash transaction concluded at arm's length on the date on which the transaction for the acquisition or improvement of the rolling stock was in fact concluded, have incurred in respect of the direct cost of the acquisition or improvement of the rolling stock or, where the rolling stock has been acquired to replace rolling stock which has been damaged or destroyed, such cost less any amount which has been recovered or recouped in respect of the damaged or destroyed rolling stock and has been excluded from the taxpayer's income in terms of section 8(4)(e), whether in the current or any previous year of assessment.

 

(4) Where any rolling stock in respect of which any deduction is claimed in terms of this section was during any previous year of assessment used by the taxpayer for the purposes of any trade carried on by such taxpayer, the receipts and accruals of which were not included in the income of such taxpayer during such year, any deduction which could have been allowed in terms of this section during such year or any subsequent year in which such asset was used by the taxpayer shall for the purposes of this section be deemed to have been allowed during such previous year or years as if the receipts and accruals of such trade had been included in the income of such taxpayer.

 

(5) No deduction shall be allowed under this section in respect of any rolling stock that has been disposed of by the taxpayer during any previous year of assessment.

 

(6) The deductions which may be allowed or deemed to have been allowed in terms of this section and any other provision of this Act in respect of the cost of any rolling stock shall not in the aggregate exceed the amount of such cost.