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Tax Treatment of Sale of a capital asset converted into stock-in-trade

In business there are occasions when a capital asset is converted into stock-in-trade and stock-in-trade is converted into capital asset. There may also be occasions when an asset ceases to be a stock-in-trade. In this context, section 45(2) of the Income-Tax Act, 1961 (the Act) is relevant. For the sake of ready reference, section 45(2) is reproduced as follows :

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