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Finance Act 1942

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37Amendment of s. 28 of Finance Act, 1941

The following subsection shall be substituted for subsection (1) of section twenty-eight of the Finance Act, 1941 :—

(1)After the termination of hostilities in the present war, there shall be ascertained and recorded, as respects every person who has paid any excess profits tax for any of the periods in respect of which the tax is chargeable at the rate of a hundred per cent. the amount (if any) by which the total sum paid by him by way of excess profits tax and the national defence contribution (less any sum repaid or repayable on account of any deficiency of profits or otherwise) would have been decreased if the rate of excess profits fax had been eighty per cent. in respect of all those periods, and the amount so ascertained and recorded as aforesaid shall, if such conditions as Parliament may hereafter-determine are satisfied (being conditions relating to the distribution, application or capitalisation of profits for the benefit of shareholders, whether by the payment of dividends, by the issue of bonus shares, or debentures, or by any other means whatsoever), be repaid at such date as Parliament may hereafter determine :

Provided that, in ascertaining the said amount, the capital employed in the trade or business shall be computed on the basis that the rate of tax during the said periods was a hundred per cent.

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