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Finance Act 1920

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19Deduction in respect of relatives taking charge of widower's or widow's children

(1)If the claimant proves that he is a widower and that for the year of assessment a person being a female relative of his or of his deceased wife is resident with him for the purpose of having the charge and care of any child of his, or he proves that he has no female relative of his own or of his deceased wife who is able or willing to take such charge and that he has employed some other female person to undertake the same, he shall, subject as hereinafter provided, be entitled to a deduction of forty-five pounds in respect of that female relative or other female person :

Provided that:—

(a)no deduction shall be allowed under this section unless the claimant proves that no other individual is entitled to a deduction in respect of the female relative under the provisions of this Part of this Act or, if any other individual is so entitled, that the other individual has relinquished his claim thereto; and

(b)no deduction shall be allowed under this section where the female relative is a married woman living with her husband, and the husband has claimed and been allowed a deduction of two hundred and twenty-five pounds under the preceding provisions of this Part of this Act.

(2)In this section the expression " child " means a child in respect of whom a deduction is allowed under this Part of this Act.

(3)This section shall apply to a claimant being a widow as it applies to a claimant being a widower, with the substitution of

her deceased husbandfor " his deceased wife."

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