(New Zealand) The taxpayer company sold cars to its dealers who resold them with warranties, for which it gave the dealers indemnities calculated on statistical average. The company sought to set off the reserve it created to make payments under the indemnities against the revenue of the year in which the cars were sold. The commissioner appealed its case to the Board.
Held: The reserve was claimable in the year of the car sale, even though the losses remained contingent. On the year of the sale the company acquired an accrued legal obligation, and had properly deducted the liabilities incurred against its profits.
Gazette 01-Nov-1995,  AC 315
Income Tax, Commonwealth
Updated: 10 May 2022; Ref: scu.79312