02 December 2023
Just as u/s 32 where "use" could mean actual use or ready for intended use, even in the case u/s 31 for repairs of plant and machinery does the word "use" have the same two meanings as given for depreciation?
In such case if I have a plant and machinery ready for its intended use but I have not actually used it in the year even for a single day, then can I claim any repairs incurred on it as deduction in such previous year, by considering it as passive use?
Does passive use always mean "ready for intended use" or does it also mean irregular use?
03 December 2023
You can claim any repairs incurred on it as deduction in such previous year, by considering it as ready for use. Repair expenses can be claimed as deduction whether the machinary is put to use or not after repair.