SARS published Draft Interpretation Note - Allowance for future expenditure on contracts (section 24C of the Income Tax Act, 1962) for public comment on the 20th of February 2014. This draft is now released for a second round of comment.
The draft was released for comment in 2013. SARS received requests to delay finalisation in order to allow for additional submissions on the interaction between trading stock and section 24C.
This Note provides guidance on the interpretation and application of section 24C when income is received in advance, while the expenditure under the contract will only be incurred in a subsequent year of assessment.
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