INCOME TAX ACT 1967 (ACT 53)
PART III - ASCERTAINMENT OF CHARGEABLE INCOME
Chapter 8 - Special cases
Section 53. Trade associations.
(1) Where a trade association is resident for the basis year for a year of assessment-
(a) the total of the sums (other than sums forming part of any gross income of the association from any source other than the source created by this subsection) receivable on revenue account by the association for that basis year (including entrance fees and subscriptions) shall be deemed to be gross income for that basis year from a business of the association deemed to be carried on by the association; and(2) For the purposes of subsection (1)-
(b) that basis year shall be deemed to be the basis period for that year of assessment for that business.
(a) the gross income, adjusted income or adjusted loss and statutory income of a trade association relating to its transactions with its members shall be ascertained on the same principles as those on which its gross income, adjusted income or adjusted loss and statutory income relating to its transactions with non-members, if any, would be ascertained; and(3) In this section "trade association" means any association of persons, of partnerships or of persons and partnerships formed with the main object of safeguarding or promoting the businesses of its members; and, notwithstanding any other provision of this Act, a trade association shall for the purposes of this section be deemed to be a body of persons and not a partnership.
(b) any outgoings or expenses connected with the sums receivable on revenue account referred to in subsection (1) shall be deemed to have been incurred in the production of its gross income relating to its transactions with its members if they would have been so incurred if the sums deemed by that subsection to be gross income had in fact been gross income of the association.
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