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Income Tax (Earnings and Pensions) Act 2003

Section 215: Limitation of exemption for scholarship income in section 331 of ICTA

845.This section derives from section 165(1) of ICTA. Section 331 of ICTA gives exemption from income tax for scholarship income where the holder of the scholarship is in full-time education. The cases of Wicks v Firth and Johnson v Firth (1982) 56 TC 318 in the House of Lords decided that scholarship income was exempt from all income tax charges if it fulfilled the conditions in section 331. This section prevents section 331 from applying to a scholarship which is an employment-related benefit within section 212 if the scholar is not an employee.

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