Part I.

First Schedule. – in the House of Commons on 24th June 1921.

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1. If any person being the owner of any trade or business at the end of the final accounting period proves that the amount at which the whole of the trading stock in hand at the end of that period is brought into account for the purposes of duty exceeds the value as on the thirty-first day of August, nineteen hundred and twenty-one, of an equal quantity of similar stock, the amount of that excess shall be allowed as a deduction in computing the excess profits of the final accounting period or as an addition to any deficiency for that period, as the case may be.

2. In any case where the accounts of the trade or business have not been made up at the end of the final accounting period, the foregoing provisions of this Part of this Schedule shall have effect as though a reference to the trading stock in hand at the latest date at which the accounts of the trade or business were made up before the end of the final accounting period were substituted for the reference to the trading stock in hand at the end of the final accounting period, and as though the amount to be allowed as a deduction or addition as aforesaid were reduced by a proportionate amount to be computed in accordance with the following provisions of this paragraph.

For the purposes of computing the proportionate amount aforesaid there shall be ascertained the sum by which the a mount at which the whole of the trading stock in hand at the latest date at which the accounts of the trade or business were made up before the end of the final accounting period (in this paragraph referred to as "the first date") was brought into account for the purposes of the duty exceeds the value as on the earliest date at which the accounts of the trade or business are made up after the end of the final accounting period (in this paragraph referred to as "the second date") of an equal quantity of similar stock, and the proportionate amount shall be taken to be an amount which bears the same proportion to the sum ascertained as aforesaid as the length of the period between the first date and the end of the final accounting period bears to the length of the period between the first date and the second date.

3. For the purpose of the foregoing provisions of this Part of this Schedule there shall be excluded from stock in hand any stock of which a valuation at a constant price has been accepted by the Commissioners of Inland Revenue for purposes of duty.

4. The amount to be allowed as a deduction or addition under this Part of this Schedule shall not in any case exceed the amount by which the profits of the trade or business for the period from the end of the final accounting period to the thirty-first day of August, nineteen hundred and twenty-one, fall short of the percentage standard of that trade or business, or if there has not been one prewar trade year, fall short of the pre-war standard of profits based on the statutory percentage on the average amount of capital employed in the trade or business during the first accounting period, and if the profits aforesaid are not less than such standard, the provisions of this Part of this Schedule shall not apply.

5. No claim under this Part of this Schedule shall be allowed unless the accounts of the trade or business are made up to the thirty-first day of August, nineteen hundred and twenty-one.

6. Where a trade or business has after the end of the final accounting period and before the thirty-first day of August, nineteen hundred and twenty-one, ceased or changed ownership, this Part of this Schedule shall apply as if the date of the cessation or change of ownership were substituted for the thirty-first day of August, nineteen hundred and twenty-one.