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Finance (No. 2) Act 1915

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25Power for soldiers and sailors to claim pre-war rates of income tax in certain cases

(1)Where any person who, during the current income tax year, has served or is serving as a member of any of the naval or military forces of the Crown, or in service of a naval or military character in connection with. the present war for which payment is made out of money provided by Parliament, or in any work abroad of the British Red Cross Society or the St. John Ambulance Association, or any other body with similar objects, proves that his total income from all sources does not exceed three hundred pounds, and that he is assessed or charged to income tax, or h as paid income tax either by way of deduction or otherwise on his pay in connection with any such service, he shall be entitled to claim such relief from income tax as will reduce the amount of income tax on that pay to the amount which "would have been payable at the rate iii force immediately before the commencement of the present war.

(2)The relief given under this section shall be in addition to and not in derogation of any exemption or other relief or abatement under the Income Tax Acts and shall not be subject to the reduction of exemption and abatements for which provision is made under this Act; but relief in respect of earned income shall be given in respect of the pay by reference to the rate in force immediately before the commencement of the present war; and, in calculating any earned income on which relief is to be given, any deductions from earned income made under subsection (2) of section nineteen of the Finance Act, 1907, shall be made primarily from the pay.

(3)All the provisions of the Income Tax Acts which relate to claims for exemption or relief, or the proof to be given with respect to those claims, shall apply to claims for relief under this section and the proof to be given with respect to those claims.

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