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Income Tax (Earnings and Pensions) Act 2003

Section 657: Meaning of “social security income”, “taxable benefits” etc.

2597.This section introduces the terms which are used to identify the benefits that are taxable and to arrive at the amount of income that is charged to tax. It is new.

2598.Subsection (2) makes it clear that the expression “social security income” (used in section 656) includes both taxable benefits and those that are exempt.

2599.Subsection (4) ensures that the four statutory payments listed in section 660(2) are not included in social security income if they are charged to tax as employment income.

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