Section 31 of Income Tax Act "Repairs and insurance of machinery, plant and furniture"
29. The income referred to in section 28 shall be computed in accordance with the provisions contained in sections 30 to 43D.
31. In respect of repairs and insurance of machinery, plant or furniture used for the purposes of the business or profession, the following deductions shall be allowed-
(i) the amount paid on account of current repairs thereto ;
(ii) the amount of any premium paid in respect of insurance against risk of damage or destruction thereof.
Explanation.-For the removal of doubts, it is hereby declared that the amount paid on account of current repairs shall not include any expenditure in the nature of capital expenditure.