Measuring the profits (general rules): statutory rules: introduction and layout of guidance: contents
Historically, the rules which determine how the profits of a trade are measured for tax purposes have been based largely on principles established by the Courts. In recent years, however, basic statutory rules have been established to provide a framework for the computation of profits. The statute does not attempt to provide a comprehensive set of rules to cover every situation and is derived from the pre-existing case law principles. The guidance on the rules is laid out as follows.