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Finance Act 1968

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42Investment income

(1)This section shall apply in ascertaining investment income and aggregate investment income for the purposes of this Part of this Act.

(2)Subject to the provisions of this Part of this Act, " investment income " means income from any source other than a source of earned income and other than income chargeable under Case VII of Schedule D (short-term capital gains), and the " aggregate investment income " of an individual shall be taken to be the aggregate of his investment income from all sources.

(3)Subject to the provisions of this Part of this Act, income from any source shall be ascertained as it is ascertained for the purposes of surtax, and income shall be treated as income of an individual if it would be so treated for the purposes of surtax.

(4)Investment income shall not include—

(a)income from investments (including land) which falls to be taken into account as a receipt in computing, in accordance with the provisions of the Income Tax Acts, the profits or gains of a trade, profession or vocation, or which would fall so to be taken into account but for the fact that it has been subjected to tax under other provisions of those Acts,

(b)any other income arising from a trade, profession or vocation carried on by an individual otherwise than in partnership, not being income specified in subsection (5) below.

(5)Investment income shall include income from investments (including land) held by or on behalf of the persons carrying on or exercising a trade, profession or vocation, not being income falling within subsection (4)(a) above.

(6)Investment income shall not include—

(a)any annuity purchased for an individual in pursuance of any direction in a will, or to provide for an annuity payable by virtue of a will or settlement out of income of property disposed of by the will or settlement, or

(b)royalties or other sums paid for or in respect of—

(i)the copyright in a literary, dramatic, musical or artistic work, or

(ii)the use of a patent,

where the copyright or patent or the right to receive such sums has devolved by will or on intestacy on the death of the author or inventor, and the recipient took on that death or after one or more further devolutions on death, or

(c)any amount as being a sum charged to surtax under section 242 of the Income Tax Act 1952 (consideration for certain restrictive covenants, etc.).

(7)Subject to the following provisions of this section, in ascertaining aggregate investment income any deduction in respect of interest, annuities or other annual payments allowable in computing the individual's total income for the year 1967-68 for surtax shall be allowed as a deduction.

(8)In ascertaining aggregate investment income no deduction shall be allowed in respect of—

(a)payments of any of the descriptions in subsections (1), (2), (3) and (4) of section 23 of the Finance Act 1966 (whether or not the disposition was made after 6th April 1965),

(b)periodical payments allowable as deductions in ascertaining total income for surtax, being payments—

(i)in pursuance of an order of any court for the payment of maintenance or aliment or in pursuance of an affiliation order or a decree of affiliation and aliment, or

(ii)in pursuance of a disposition not made for full consideration in money or money's worth,

or any other payments constituting income of the description in subsection (5) of section 23 of the Finance Act 1966 (whether or not the disposition was made after 6th April 1965),

(c)payments allowable as deductions in computing profits or gains of any description,

(d)any loss incurred in carrying on a trade, profession,

employment or vocation, or in the occupation of woodlands in respect of which the person in question has elected to be charged to tax under Schedule D.

(9)Payments within paragraphs (a) and (b) of subsection (8) above shall not be treated as the income of any person other than the person making the payment.

(10)In ascertaining aggregate investment income the amount of any allowance under Part X of the Income Tax Act 1952 (capital allowances) available or primarily available against a specified class of income for the year 1967-68 shall be allowed as a deduction, in so far only as the amount of the allowance does not exceed the individual's investment income for that year of that class.

(11)In ascertaining aggregate investment income no deduction shall be allowed in respect of payments which are deemed under paragraph 9(1) of Schedule 21 to the Income Tax Act 1952 (underwriters' payments into special reserve fund) to be annual payments, and the following (also relating to underwriters) shall not be treated as the income of any person, namely—

(a)payments deemed to be annual payments under sub-paragraph (2) or sub-paragraph (3) of the said paragraph 9,

(b)annual payments deemed to have been received under section 3(2) of the Finance (No. 2) Act 1955.

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