25 March 2009
No you Can't. Section 32 of Income tax provides depreciation on Block of Asset not on individual asset. Even though you will get depreciation only when your car is used for business purpose. Furthure, as you said their are not any other asset in the block, this result in Short term Capital Gain. If any other asset is their in Block then only you can take depreciation on opening valu of Block.
23 April 2009
Can I claim deprecition of ford car for Financial year 2007-08? No you can not, as depreciation is calculated on the block of assets at the end of the year i.e. on 31-3- of previous year.since as on last day of the PY block does not has any assets so NO depreciation
2) If yes then at what rate?
3) If no, please give me the reasons citing specific sections of the act.
Beaciuse NO depreciation is available if the block of assets 1. either does not has any assets