Loom Hours are basically a right to perate looms allocated on the basis of certain logic to various operators. In view of restricted availability of those working hours, the same carry a premium value if the same are transferred to desiring person.
Under section 2(14) of the Income Tax Act,1961 Capital Asset is defined as property of any kind held by assesse including property held for his business or profession. It includes all type real property as well as all rights in property. It is also defined as gains on transfer of assets in which there in no cost of acquisition like: •Goodwill of business generated by assessee •Tenacy rights •Stage carriage permits •Loom hours •Right to manufacture •Processing & production of any article or things
Cost of Aquisition where the capital asset is goodwill of a business, tenancy right, stage carriage permits or loom hours, is the purchase price paid, if any, or else nil.