Section 750: Interest from tax reserve certificates
2845.This section provides an exemption from income tax for interest from Tax Reserve Certificates (“TRCs”) issued by the Treasury. It is based on section 46(2) of ICTA. (The remainder of section 46 concerns unrelated income from savings certificates, which is dealt with in Chapter 2 of Part 6 of this Act.)
2846.TRCs were introduced in 1941 as a mechanism for making payments of tax on account. Interest on TRCs is paid when the certificates are used to settle a tax liability. TRCs have not been issued since the mid-1970s, when they were replaced by Certificates of Tax Deposit. However, TRCs are still used from time to time to settle tax liabilities. In the light of this, it is not possible to regard section 46(2) of ICTA as obsolete for income tax purposes.