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Finance Act 1924

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This is the original version (as it was originally enacted).

Part ICustoms and Excise

1Duty on tea

In lieu of the duty of customs payable on tea imported into Great Britain or Northern Ireland, there shall, subject to the provisions of section eight of the Finance Act, 1919 (which relates to imperial preferential rates), be charged, levied and paid as from the fifth day of May, nineteen hundred and twenty-four, until the first day of August, nineteen hundred and twenty-five, the following duty, that is to say:—

Teathe lb.fourpence.

2Reduced duties on cocoa

In lieu of the duties of customs payable on cocoa imported into Great Britain or Northern Ireland there shall, subject to the provisions of section eight of the Finance Act, 1919, be charged, levied and paid as from the thirtieth day of April, nineteen hundred and twenty-four, the following reduced duties, that is to say:—

s.d.
Cocoathe cwt.140
Cocoa (husks and shells)the cwt.20
Cocoa-butterthe lb.01 ½

Provided that, in the application of this section to any duty charged on manufactured or prepared goods under section seven of the Finance Act, 1901, the first day of July, nineteen hundred and twenty-four, shall be substituted for the thirtieth day of April, nineteen hundred and twenty-four.

3Reduced duties on coffee, chicory, and coffee substitutes

(1)In lieu of the duties of customs payable on coffee and chicory imported into Great Britain or Northern Ireland there shall, subject to the provisions of section eight of the Finance Act 1919, be charged, levied and paid as from the fifth day of May, nineteen hundred and twenty-four, the following reduced duties, that is to say:—

s.d.
Coffee (not kiln-dried, roasted or ground)the cwt.140
Coffee (kiln-dried, roasted or ground)the lb.02
Chicory (raw or kiln-dried)the cwt.133
Chicory (roasted or ground)the lb.02

(2)In lieu of the duty of excise payable on chicory there shall, as from the fifth day of May, nineteen hundred and twenty-four, be charged, levied and paid the following reduced duty, that is to say:—

s.d.
Chicory (raw or kiln-dried)the cwt.100

and so in proportion for any less quantity.

(3)In lieu of the duty of excise now payable in respect of coffee substitutes there shall, as from the fifth day of May, nineteen hundred and twenty-four, be charged, levied and paid on any article or substance prepared or manufactured for the purpose of being in imitation of, or in any respect to resemble, or to serve as a substitute for, coffee or chicory, and on any mixture of any such article or substance with coffee or chicory, the following reduced duty, that is to say:—

s.d.
For every quarter of a pound of any such article, substance or mixture, which is sold or kept for sale in Great Britain or Northern Ireland -00 ½

(4)For the rates of drawback on coffee and chicory and mixtures of coffee and chicory specified in subsection (4) of section three of the Finance Act, 1922, there shall be substituted the following reduced rates, that is to say:—

s.d.
Coffeefor every 100 lbs.140
Chicoryfor every 100 lbs.110
Mixtures of coffee and chicoryfor every 100 lbs.110

and so in proportion for any less quantity ;

Provided that—

(i)in the case of the drawback on chicory and on mixtures of coffee and chicory, the rate thereof shall, if the duty paid on the chicory, or on the chicory or any part of the chicory contained in the mixture, as the case may be, was either the customs duty at the reduced rate payable under section eight of the Finance Act, 1919, or the excise duty, be nine shillings instead of eleven shillings; and

(ii)the reduction of rates under this subsection shall not have effect in relation to any goods as respects which it is shown to the satisfaction of the Commissioners of Customs and Excise that duty was paid at the rate in force before the fifth day of May, nineteen hundred and twenty-four.

4Reduced customs duties on sugar

In lieu of the present customs duties, drawbacks and allowance in respect of sugar, molasses, glucose and saccharin there shall, subject to the provisions of section eight of the Finance Act, 1919, be charged, levied and paid as from the thirtieth day of April, nineteen hundred and twenty-four, the duties specified in the second column of Part I. of the First Schedule to this Act, and there shall, as from the date aforesaid, be paid and allowed the drawbacks and allowance set out in Part II of the said Schedule, but subject both as respects duties and as respects drawbacks and allowances to the provisions, so far as they are applicable, set out in Part III of the said Schedule:

Provided that, in the application of this section to any duty charged on manufactured or prepared goods under section seven of the Finance Act, 1901, the first day of July, nineteen hundred and twenty-four, shall be substituted for the thirtieth day of April, nineteen hundred and twenty-four.

5Reduced excise duties on sugar

(1)In lieu of the present excise duties, drawbacks and allowance in respect of sugar, molasses, glucose and saccharin there shall, as from the thirtieth day of April, nineteen hundred and twenty-four, be charged, levied and paid the duties specified in the third column of Part I of the First Schedule to this Act, and there shall, as from the date aforesaid, be paid and allowed the drawbacks and allowance set out in Part II of the said Schedule, but subject both as respects duties and as respects drawbacks and allowances to the provisions, so far as they are applicable, set out in Part III of the said Schedule.

(2)The provisions of Part III. of the First Schedule to the Finance (No. 2) Act, 1915, shall apply to the excise duties under this section.

6Rate of entertainments duty, and further relief from duty for certain charitable entertainments

(1)As from the second day of June, nineteen hundred and twenty-four, entertainments duty within the meaning of the Finance (New Duties) Act, 1916, shall be charged at the rate set out in the Second Schedule to this Act.

(2)Where a person who has made a payment for admission to an entertainment subsequently on being admitted to another part of the place of entertainment makes a further payment for admission in respect of the same entertainment, there shall, for the purposes of entertainments duty, be deemed to have been one payment of an amount equal to the aggregate amount of the several payments.

(3)The provisions of this section shall have effect in relation to any payment made before the said second day of June for admission to an entertainment to be held on or after that date as if the payment had been made on or after that date, and, where duty has been charged on any such payment at the rate in force before that date, the person by whom the duty was paid shall be entitled to repayment of the difference between the amount actually paid and the amount, if any, which would have been chargeable on the said payment if it had been made on or after that date.

(4)Notwithstanding anything in section one of the Finance (New Duties) Act, 1916, as amended by any subsequent enactment, entertainments duty shall not be charged on payments for admission to any entertainment where the Commissioners of Customs and Excise are satisfied that the entertainment has been promoted by a society or institution of a permanent character established or conducted solely or partly for philanthropic or charitable purposes, or by two or more such societies or institutions acting in combination, and that the whole of the net proceeds of the entertainment are devoted to philanthropic or charitable purposes, and the provisions in subsection (5) of section one of the Finance (New Duties) Act, 1916, which, as amended by subsection (2) of section thirteen of the Finance Act, 1922, require the repayment to the proprietor of an entertainment in certain cases of the amount of the entertainments duty paid in respect of the entertainment, shall have effect as if for the words " and that the whole " of the expenses of the entertainment do not exceed " thirty per cent. of the receipts" there were substituted the words

and that the whole of the expensesof the entertainment do not exceed fifty per cent. of " the receipts."

7Amendment of s. 11 of Finance Act, 1923

Section eleven of the Finance Act, 1923 (which gives relief from entertainments duty in the case of certain entertainments), shall be amended as follows :—

(1)Paragraph (b) of subsection (1) shall cease to have effect:

(2)The following shall be substituted for paragraph (c) :—

(b)That the entertainment consists solely of an exhibition—

(i)of the products of an industry, or of materials, machinery, appliances, or foodstuffs used in the production of those products, or displays of skill by workers in the industry in work pertaining to the industry; or

(ii)of works of graphic art, sculpture, and arts craftsmanship, or of one or more of such classes of works, executed and exhibited by persons who practise graphic art, sculpture, or arts craftsmanship for profit and as their main occupation, or of displays of skill by such persons in such arts or crafts; or

(iii)of articles or displays of skill which are of material interest in connection with questions relating to the public health;

or consists solely of such exhibitions or displays of skill, together with a performance of music by a band or an exhibition of work or displays of skill by children under the age of sixteen years or by young persons attending a school or other educational institution.

8Continuation of increased medicine duties

The additional duties of excise imposed by section eleven of the Finance (No. 2) Act, 1915, upon medicines liable to duty shall continue to be charged, levied and paid until the first day of August, nineteen hundred and twenty-five.

9Continuation of new import duties until 1st August, 1924

The new import duties imposed by Part I. of the Finance (No. 2) Act, 1915, shall, subject to the provisions of section eight of the Finance Act, 1919, continue to be charged, levied and paid until the first day of August, nineteen hundred and twenty-four.

10Repeal of duty on certain table waters

(1)As from the first day of August, nineteen hundred and twenty-four, the excise duty chargeable under section four of the Finance (New Duties) Act, 1916, as amended by section eleven of the Finance Act, 1916, and section five of the Finance Act, 1923, at the rate of twopence per gallon on certain table waters sold or kept for sale in Great Britain or Northern Ireland, and the customs duty chargeable at the rate of fourpence per gallon on certain imported table waters and at the rate of twopence per gallon on herb beer, shall cease.

(2)Where by reason of the foregoing provisions of this section a person who is the holder of a licence authorising him to carry on the business of a manufacturer for sale of table waters ceases before the expiration of the period for which the licence was granted to require such a licence, he shall, on surrendering his licence, be entitled to obtain from the Commissioners of Customs and Excise repayment of such part of the duty paid on the licence as bears to the full amount of that duty the same proportion as the unexpired portion of the period for which the licence was granted bears to the whole of that period.

(3)The power of an officer of Customs and Excise under subsection (2) of section six of the Finance (New Duties) Act, 1916, to enter any premises or place in which any table waters liable to duty are made, prepared, sold or kept for sale shall apply to any premises or place in which any table waters which would have been liable to duty if this section had not been passed are made, prepared, sold or kept for sale.

11Increased rebate from excise and customs duties in case of black beer, & c

(1)In the case of black beer of a specific gravity of one thousand two hundred degrees or upwards, the rebate from the excise duty to be allowed under section two of the Finance Act, 1923, and the rebate from the customs duty to be allowed under section three of that Act, shall, subject as hereinafter provided, instead of being calculated at the rates for which provision is made by those sections respectively, be in each case calculated at the rate of five pounds for every thirty-six gallons of beer of a specific gravity of one thousand two hundred and twenty degrees, and so in proportion for any difference in quantity or gravity:

Provided that the foregoing provision shall not apply to black beer brewed on the premises of a brewer for sale who brews on or sends out from the same premises any beer other than black beer.

(2)A brewer of beer for sale shall not have on the premises used by him for the purposes of his business any black beer of a specific gravity of one thousand two hundred degrees or upwards, unless the beer was brewed by him on the premises, or mix any such beer with any other beer.

(3)If any person acts in contravention of the foregoing subsection, he shall, in respect of each offence, be liable to an excise penalty of fifty pounds, and the beer in respect of which the offence was committed shall be forfeited.

(4)In this section the expression "black beer" means beer of the descriptions called or similar to black beer, mum, spruce, or Berlin white beer, and any other preparations, whether fermented or not, of a similar character, and .for the purposes of this section the specific gravity of a fermented preparation shall be taken to be the specific gravity of the worts thereof before fermentation.

12Annual value for the purpose of duty on excise licences

(1)The annual value of any premises for the purpose of the duty on any excise licence charged by reference to the annual value shall be in Great Britain—

(a)the income tax value, if there is such a value, applicable; and

(b)if there is no income tax value applicable, such amount as, in the opinion of the Commissioners of Customs and Excise, represents the annual rent which a free tenant might reasonably be expected, taking one year with another, to pay for the premises, if the tenant undertook to pay all usual tenant's rates and taxes, and tithe commutation rentcharge, if any, and if the landlord undertook to bear the cost of the repairs and insurance, and the other expenses, if any, necessary to maintain the premises in a state to command that rent. For the purpose of this provision, the income tax value means the value adopted for the purpose of income tax under Schedule A of the Income Tax Act, 1918, and the income tax value shall be deemed to be applicable if the premises to which a value is attached for the purpose of that tax correspond with the premises the annual value of which is required for the purpose of the charge of duty on the licence.

(2)In the case of premises to which the Valuation (Metropolis) Act, 1869, does not apply, the person applying for any such excise licence as aforesaid may, if the income tax value applicable to the premises is the amount of a rent paid for the premises, require the Commissioners of Customs and Excise to assess the annual value of the premises for the purposes of the duty to be charged on the licence as if there were no income tax value applicable.

(3)Any person dissatisfied with the annual value of any premises fixed by the said Commissioners under this section may appeal to the General Commissioners of Income Tax for the division in which the premises are situate, who shall hear the appeal and determine the annual value in accordance with the provisions of subsection (1) (6) of this section.

(4)The provisions of the Income Tax Acts relating to appeals against assessments to income tax under Schedule A, including the provisions relating to the statement of a case for the opinion of the High Court, shall, so far as they are applicable, apply to any such appeal, and any person nominated in that behalf by the Commissioners of Customs and Excise shall have the same powers at, and on the determination of, any such appeal as a surveyor of taxes has at, and on the determination of, an appeal under the provisions of the Income Tax Act, 1918, against an assessment to income tax under Schedule A.

(5)In this section the expression " free tenant" means a tenant who is not under any direct or indirect obligation of any kind to obtain a supply of intoxicating liquor from any person.

13Amendment as to methylated spirits

(1)The Commissioners of Customs and Excise may by regulations prescribe what substances or combinations of substances are to be mixed with spirits for the purpose of methylation in the making of power methylated spirits, industrial methylated spirits and mineralized methylated spirits respectively, and the proportions in which those substances or combinations of substances are to be used, and any such regulations may make different provision with respect to different kinds of any of the classes of methylated spirits aforesaid.

(2)Section one hundred and twenty of the Spirits Act, 1880 (which provides that an authority to receive methylated spirits for use in any art or manufacture shall not be granted until the applicant has given certain security), shall have effect as though the security required to be given by the applicant included the requirement that he will observe such special conditions as the Commissioners of Customs and Excise may consider necessary for preventing the methylated spirits, or any product of the art or manufacture, being used as a beverage.

(3)Section one hundred and thirty of the Spirits Act, 1880 (which imposes a penalty on the preparation, sale or use of methylated spirits or methylic alcohol as a beverage or medicine for internal use), shall have effect as though the references therein to methylated spirits or methylic alcohol included references to mixtures containing methylated spirits or methylic alcohol.

(4)The expression " methylated spirits" in the Spirits Act, 1880, and in any other enactment amending that Act, means spirits methylated in accordance with the provisions of this section, and the expression "mineralised methylated spirits" in the Revenue Act, 1906, means spirits methylated in such manner as may be required by regulations made under this section to be followed in the making of that class of methylated spirits.

14Drawback on exportation of blended tea

(1)If on the exportation of any tea it is shown to the satisfaction of the Commissioners of Customs and Excise that the tea consists of a blend which was prepared by the exporter from teas in respect of which the duties payable on importation had been duly paid, there shall, subject to the provisions of this section and to such regulations as the Commissioners may prescribe, be allowed a drawback equal to the duty paid thereon.

(2)No drawback shall be allowed on any tea which is exhausted tea or on any tea mixed with exhausted tea or with any matter or thing other than tea.

(3)If, with intent unduly to obtain any drawback under this section, any person enters or ships, or causes to be entered or shipped, or produces or causes to be produced to any officer of Customs and Excise to be shipped for exportation, any tea in respect of which a drawback is not allowed under this section, or so enters, ships or produces, or causes to be entered, shipped or produced, as being tea, any goods which are not tea, he shall, in addition to any other penalty, be liable in respect of each offence to a customs penalty of one hundred pounds, and the goods shall be forfeited.

(4)In this section the expression " exhausted tea " has the same meaning as in the Sale of Food and Drugs Act, 1875.

15Amendment of s.6 of Revenue Act, 1909

Section six of the Revenue Act, 1909 (which authorises a dealer in beer to warehouse beer brewed in the United Kingdom on which duty has been paid), shall be extended so as to apply to beer brewed elsewhere than in the United Kingdom, and where in pursuance of the said section as amended by this section any beer is deposited in a warehouse for the purpose of being exported or shipped as stores, drawback shall be allowed and paid as if the deposit in the warehouse were the exportation or the shipment of the beer.

16Amendment of s.4 of Finance Act, 1915

Section four of the Finance Act, 1915 (which authorises an allowance to be made in respect of the duty on spoilt beer), shall be extended so as to apply to any beer removed from the entered premises of a brewer, whether for consumption or otherwise.

17Game certificates and gun licences taken out in Northern Ireland to be available in Great Britain

(1)Subject to the provisions of this section, a game certificate or a gun licence taken out in Northern Ireland shall, without further payment of duty, be available in Great Britain :

Provided that, if the rates of duty chargeable respectively on game licences and gun licences taken out in Great Britain are higher than the rates of duty chargeable respectively on game certificates and gun licences taken out in Northern Ireland, any such certificate or licence taken out in Northern Ireland shall not be available in Great Britain until the difference between the Irish rate of duty and the British rate of duty has been paid in Great Britain.

(2)This section shall come into operation on the date which is declared by His Majesty in Council to be the date as on which by virtue of legislation passed by the Parliament of Northern Ireland a corresponding concession with respect to the availability in Northern Ireland of game licences and gun licences taken out in Great Britain conies into operation, and shall continue in operation so long only as the corresponding concession continues to have effect, and a declaration made by His Majesty in Council that the corresponding concession has ceased to have effect as from a date specified in the declaration shall, for the purposes of this section, be conclusive evidence of the facts stated therein.

(3)In this section the expressions " game licence " and " game certificate" mean respectively a licence (other than a gamekeeper's licence) or a certificate to kill game taken out under the Game Licences Act, 1860, and the expression " gun licence " means a licence to use or carry a gun taken out under the Gun Licence Act, 1870.

18Amendments as to licences for mechanically propelled vehicles

(1)The holder of a licence taken out for a mechanically-propelled vehicle (including a licence charged with duty under paragraph (a) of subsection (2) of section fifteen of the Finance Act, 1922, but not including a licence for a tramcar) may at any time surrender the licence to the council of the county or county borough with which the vehicle is for the time being registered, or in the case of a licence charged with duty under the said paragraph (a) to the council of the county or county borough by which the licence was granted, and shall, subject to the payment, in the case of a licence in respect of a vehicle chargeable with duty under paragraph 1 of the Second Schedule to the Finance Act, 1920, of a fee of five shillings, or, in the case of any other licence, of a fee of ten shillings, be entitled to be repaid by the council by way of rebate of the duty paid for the licence the following amount in respect of each complete month of the period of the currency of the licence which is unexpired at the date of the surrender:—

(a)in the case of a licence taken out for one quarter of the year only or for any less period, a sum equal to one-third of the duty chargeable on a quarterly licence for the vehicle;

(b)in the case of a licence of any other class, a sum equal to one-twelfth of the full annual duty chargeable on the licence.

(2)Where in pursuance of the proviso to subsection (2) of section fifteen of the Finance Act, 1922, a licence is taken out by a manufacturer, repairer or dealer for one quarter of the year only, the duty on the licence shall be twenty-seven and one-half per cent., instead of thirty per cent., of the full annual duty.

(3)No duty shall be payable under section thirteen of the Finance Act, 1920, as amended by any subsequent enactment, in respect of a mechanically-propelled vehicle which is used exclusively on roads which are not repairable at the public expense.

(4)For the purposes of this section, the month of March shall be deemed to end on the twenty-fourth day of that month, and the month of April shall be deemed to begin on the twenty-fifth day of March, and in making repayments under this section or under paragraph 6 of the Second Schedule to the Finance Act, 1920, fractions of a penny shall be disregarded.

(5)This section shall come into operation on the first day of January, nineteen hundred and twenty-five.

Part IIIncome Tax and Inhabited House Duty

19Income tax and super-tax for 1924-25

(1)Income tax for the year 1924-25 shall be charged at the rate of four shillings and sixpence, and the rates of super-tax for that year shall, for the purposes of section four of the Income Tax Act, 1918, as amended by the Finance Act, 1920, be the same as those for the year 1923-24.

(2)All such enactments relating to income tax and super-tax respectively as were in force with respect to the duties of income tax and super-tax granted for the year 1923-24, other than sections twenty, twenty-two, twenty-seven and thirty-one of the Finance Act, 1923, shall have full force and effect with respect to the duties of income tax and super-tax respectively granted by this Act.

(3)The annual value of any property which has been adopted for the purpose of income tax under Schedules A and B for the year 1923-24 shall be taken as the annual value of that property for the same purpose for the year 1924-25:

Provided that this subsection shall not apply to lands, tenements, and hereditaments in the administrative county of London with respect to which the valuation list under the Valuation (Metropolis) Act, 1869, is, by that Act, made conclusive for the purposes of income tax.

20Repeal of inhabited house duty

Inhabited house duty shall not be chargeable, in the case of Scotland, in respect of any year subsequent to the year ending on the twenty-fourth day of May, nineteen hundred and twenty-four, and elsewhere in respect of any year subsequent to the year 1923-24.

21Increase of amount of deduction under ss.19 and 20 of Finance Act, 1920

The amount of the deduction to be allowed under section nineteen of the Finance Act, 1920, as amended by this Act and under section twenty of the Finance Act, 1920 (which sections provide respectively for deductions from assessable income in respect of relatives taking charge of widowers' and widows' children or acting as housekeepers, and for such deductions in respect of widowed mothers, &c), shall be increased from forty-five pounds to sixty pounds.

22Extension of s. 19 of Finance Act, 1920

(1)Section nineteen of the Finance Act, 1920, (which makes provision for a deduction in respect of relatives taking charge of widowers' or widows' children), shall be extended so as to apply to a person resident with a widower or widow in the capacity of housekeeper as it applies to a person resident with a widower or widow for the purpose of having the charge and care of children, and accordingly for subsection (1) of the said section from the beginning thereof down to the proviso there shall be substituted the following:— 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 in the capacity of a housekeeper, or that he has no female relative of his own or of his deceased wife who is able and willing to take such charge or act in such capacity and that he has employed some other female person for the purpose he shall, subject as hereinafter provided, be entitled to a deduction of forty-five pounds in respect of that female relative or female person

and the following shall be added after proviso (b) to the said subsection—;

(c)not more than one deduction of sixty pounds shall be allowed to any claimant under this section in any year.

(2)References in any enactment to the said section nineteen shall be construed as references to the said section as amended by this section.

23Exemption of certain profits of agricultural societies

(1)Any profits or gains arising to an agricultural society from an exhibition or show held for the purposes of the society shall, if they are applied solely to the purposes of the society, be exempt from income tax.

(2)The expression "agricultural society" in this section means any society or institution established for the purpose of promoting the interests of agriculture, horticulture, live-stock breeding or forestry.

24Amendment of subs. (3) of s.39 of Income Tax Act, 1918

Paragraph (ii) of the proviso to paragraph (b) of subsection (3) of section thirty-nine of the Income Tax Act, 1918 (which subsection provides for the exemption from tax of certain income of savings banks), shall have effect as though for the words " where the interest paid or " credited to any depositor in the year for which " exemption is claimed by the bank exceeds the sum " of five pounds" there were substituted the words

where in the year for which exemption is claimed bythe bank, the interest paid or credited to any depositor " out of the income of its funds, other than interest " and dividends arising from investments with the " National Debt Commissioners, exceeds the sum of " fifteen pounds."

25Amendment of Rule 8 of No.V in Schedule A

Rule 8 of No. V. in Schedule A shall have effect as if at the end of paragraph (2) thereof there were added the words

and shall also include additions orimprovements to farmhouses, farm buildings, or " cottages, but only if no increased rent is payable in " respect of the additions or improvements and in so " far as they are made in order to comply with the " provisions of any statute or the regulations or bye-" laws of a local authority."

26Relief from tax assessed on income under Case V of Schedule D

The following rule shall be added after Rule 3 of the Rules applicable to Case V. of Schedule D :—

4Where a person who has been charged with tax in respect of income from a possession out of the United Kingdom proves that the total amount of tax, computed in accordance with Rule 1 of the Rules applicable to Cases I and II of Schedule D, which was paid in respect of that income for the first three complete years of assessment during which he was the owner of the possession, exceeds the total amount which would have been paid if he had been assessed for each of those years on the actual amount of the income of each year, he shall be entitled to repayment of the excess. An application for repayment under this Rule shall be made within twelve months after the end of the three years aforesaid and shall be determined by the Commissioners by whom the assessment for the last of the said three years was made.

27Right of appeal on questions of domicile, ordinary residence and residence

(1)Any person who is aggrieved by the decision of the Commissioners of Inland Revenue on any question to which this section applies may, by notice in writing to that effect given to the Commissioners of Inland Revenue within three months from the date on which notice of the decision is given to him, make an application to have his claim for relief heard and determined by the Special Commissioners.

(2)Where any application is made under this section, the Special Commissioners shall hear and determine the claim in like manner as an appeal made to them against an assessment under Schedule D, and all the provisions of the Income Tax Acts relating to such an appeal (including the provisions relating to the statement of a case for the opinion of the High Court on a point of law) shall apply accordingly with any necessary modifications.

(3)This section applies to the following questions :—

(a)any question as to ordinary residence arising under subsection (1) of section forty-six of the Income Tax Act, 1918:

(b)any question as to domicile or ordinary residence arising under paragraph (a) of Rule 2 of the Rules applicable to Case IV of Schedule D, or under paragraph (a) of Rule 3 of the Rules applicable to Case V of Schedule D:

(c)any question as to residence arising—

(i)under paragraph (d) of Rule 2 of the General Rules applicable to Schedule C; or

(ii)under Rule 7 of the Miscellaneous Rules applicable to Schedule D in connection with a claim for repayment of income tax made to the Commissioners of Inland Revenue by the person owning the stocks, funds, shares or securities and entitled to the income arising therefrom, or entitled to the annuities, pensions or other annual sums, as the case may be, and from whose income a deduction has been made on account of the income tax assessed and charged under the said Rule.

28Income tax on war bonus, & c

For the purposes of any assessment to income tax for any year which is made on or after, or has not become final and conclusive before, the thirtieth day of April, nineteen hundred and twenty-four, or of any deduction on account of income tax for any year, any increase of or addition to any salary, remuneration, pension, annuity or stipend by way of war bonus, and any other like temporary increase or addition granted in order to meet the rise in the cost of living, shall be, and shall be deemed always to have been, chargeable to tax as salary, remuneration, pension, annuity or stipend, as the case may be, and not as perquisites under Rule 4 of the Rules applicable to Schedule E or under the fourth of the Rules for charging the duties under Schedule E in section one hundred and forty-six of the Income Tax Act, 1842.

29Rate of tax at which repayments in respect of deduction or allowance under Part II of Finance Act, 1920, are to be made

Any repayment of income tax for any year of assessment, whether ending before or after the thirtieth day of April, nineteen hundred and twenty-four, to which any person may be entitled in respect of any deduction allowed under sections eighteen to twenty-two of the Finance Act, 1920," or in respect of the reduction of the rate of tax on the first two hundred and twenty-five pounds of taxable income under section twenty-three of that Act, shall be made at the standard rate of tax for that year, or at half that rate, as the case may be, but subject to such adjustments as may be proper in cases where relief is given in respect of Dominion income tax:

Provided that, in the case of any person who proves as regards any year that, by reason of the deductions to which he is entitled, he has no taxable income for that year, any repayment to be made shall be a repayment of the whole amount of the tax paid by him, whether by deduction or otherwise, in respect of his income for that year.

30Power to recover summarily small amounts of income tax

(1)Where the amount of any income tax for the time being due and payable under any assessment is less than fifty pounds, the tax may, without prejudice to any other remedy and without prejudice to the provision for recovery of income tax assessed and charged quarterly, be recoverable summarily as a civil debt, and section twenty-nine of the Finance Act, 1921 (which relates to evidence of payment of wages in proceedings under subsection (2) of section one hundred and sixty-nine of the Income Tax Act, 1918, for the recovery of income tax), shall apply in the case of proceedings under this section as it applies in the case of proceedings under that section and as if references therein to wages included references to salaries, fees and other emoluments.

(2)Proceedings under this section shall be commenced in the name of a collector of taxes.

31Extension of s. 18 of Finance Act, 1923

Section eighteen of the Finance Act, 1923 (which makes provision for the granting of relief in cases where profits arising from the business of shipping are chargeable both to British income tax and to income tax payable under the law in force in any foreign state), shall have effect as if references therein to a foreign state included references to any British Dominion, any territory which is under His Majesty's protection, and any territory in respect of which a mandate is being exercised by the Government of any part of His Majesty's Dominions.

32Continuation of s. 21 of Finance Act, 1923

Section twenty-one of the Finance Act, 1923 (which grants an exemption for charities in the Irish Free State in respect of income tax for the year 1923-24), shall apply with respect to income tax chargeable for the year 1924-25 as it applied with respect to income tax chargeable for the year 1923-24.

33Explanation of income tax deduction to be annexed to dividend warrants, &c

(1)Every warrant or cheque or other order drawn or made, or purporting to be drawn or made, after the thirtieth day of November, nineteen hundred and twenty-four, in payment of any dividend or interest distributed by any company, being a company within the meaning of the Companies (Consolidation) Act, 1908, or a company created by letters patent or by or in pursuance of an Act of Parliament, shall have annexed thereto or be accompanied by a statement in writing showing—

(a)the gross amount which, after deduction of the income tax appropriate thereto, corresponds to the net amount actually paid; and

(b)the rate and the amount of income tax appropriate to such gross amount; and

(c)the net amount actually paid.

(2)If a company fails to comply with the provisions of this section, the company shall, in respect of each offence, incur a penalty of ten pounds :

Provided that the aggregate amount of any penalties imposed under this section on any company in respect of offences connected with any one distribution of dividends or interest shall not exceed one hundred pounds.

Part IIIMiscellaneous and General

34Termination of corporation profits tax

(1)Corporation profits tax shall not be charged on profits arising in an accounting period commencing after the thirtieth day of June, nineteen hundred and twenty-four.

(2)Where an accounting period commenced on or before, but ends after, the said thirtieth day of June, the total profits of the accounting period shall be apportioned between the period up to and including that day and the period beginning immediately thereafter in proportion to the respective lengths of those periods, and corporation profits tax shall be charged on so much, but on so much only, of the profits as are apportioned to the period up to and including the said thirtieth day of June, and every such period shall be an accounting period for the purposes of Part V. of the Finance Act, 1920.

35Amendment as to stamp duty on leases of certain dwelling-houses

Paragraph (1) of the heading " Lease or Tack," in the First Schedule to the Stamp Act, 1891 (which relates to the stamp duty on a lease or tack of any dwelling-house or part of a dwelling-house for a definite term not exceeding a year at a rent not exceeding the rate of ten pounds per annum), and paragraph (a) of subsection (1) of section seventy-eight of the said Act (which provides that the duty on any such lease or tack as is mentioned in the said paragraph (1) may be denoted by an adhesive stamp) shall have effect as though "forty pounds" were therein substituted for

ten pounds.

36Exemption from stamp duty on receipts for salaries, wages, and superannuation and other like allowances

The following exemption shall be substituted for exemption numbered (6) under the heading

Receiptgiven for, or upon the payment of, money amounting " to two pounds or upwards" in the First Schedule to the Stamp Act, 1891 :—

(6)Receipt given for or on account of any salary, pay or wages, or for or on account of any other like payment made to or for the account or benefit of any person, being the holder of an office or an employee, in respect of his office or employment, or for or on account of money paid in respect of any pension, superannuation allowance, compassionate allowance or other like allowance.

37Exemption from stamp duty of securities issued under Treaty with Turkey

Stamp duty shall not be chargeable on any securities which, under the provisions of the Treaty of Peace with Turkey, signed on behalf of His Majesty at Lausanne on the twenty-fourth day of July, nineteen hundred and twenty-three, are to be exempt in the territory of the contracting parties from all stamp duties.

38Extension of s.14 of Finance Act, 1900

(1)All such relief as might have been given under section fourteen of the Finance Act, 1900, as amended by subsequent enactments (but not including section two of the Death Duties (Killed in War) Act, 1914), in respect of the death duties payable on property passing on the death of certain persons killed in the late war shall be given in respect of the death duties payable on the death of persons, being persons to whom this section applies, who die from wounds inflicted, accidents occurring, or disease contracted while on active service against an enemy, or on service which is of a warlike nature, or which, in the opinion of the Treasury, otherwise involves the same risks as active service.

(2)The persons to whom this section applies are the members of His Majesty's Forces who are subject either to the Naval Discipline Act or to military law, whether as officer; non-commissioned officers, or soldiers, under Part V. of the Army Act, or to the Air Force Act.

(3)This section shall apply in the case of any persons dying from any such causes aforesaid arising after the thirty-first day of August, nineteen hundred and twenty-one.

39Provision for quarterly payment of savings bank annuities

Any annuity granted after the tenth day of October, nineteen hundred and twenty-four, under the Government Annuities Acts, 1853 and 1864, as amended by the Government Annuities Act, 1882, shall, instead of being payable half-yearly, be payable quarterly in manner provided by subsections (1) and (2) of section two of the National Debt (Supplemental) Act, 1888.

40Continuance during current financial year of s. 58 of 10 & 11 Geo.5 c.18

Section fifty-eight of the Finance Act, 1920 (which provides that amounts applied out of revenue in paying off debt are to be deemed to be expenditure within the meaning of sections four and five of the Sinking Fund Act, 1875), shall apply in relation to the current financial year as it applied in relation to the financial year ending on the thirty-first day of March, nineteen hundred and twenty-one.

41Construction, short title, application, and repeal

(1)Part I of this Act so far as it relates to duties of customs shall be construed together with the Customs (Consolidation) Act, 1876, and any enactments amending that Act, and so far as it relates to duties of excise shall be construed together with the Acts which relate to the duties of excise and the management of those duties. Part II of this Act shall be construed together with the Income Tax Acts.

(2)This Act may be cited as the Finance Act, 1924.

(3)Such of the provisions of this Act as relate to matters with respect to which the Parliament of Northern Ireland has power to make laws shall not extend to Northern Ireland.

(4)The enactments set out in the Third Schedule to this Act are hereby repealed to the extent mentioned in the third column of that Schedule.

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