Finance (No. 2) Act 2013

Amendment of section 126 of Principal Act (tax treatment of certain benefits payable under Social Welfare Acts)

12. Section 126 of the Principal Act is amended by inserting the following subsection after subsection (2A):

“(2B) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 112(1), where an increase in the amount of a pension to which section 112 , 113 , 117 or 157 , as the case may be, of the Social Welfare Consolidation Act 2005 applies is paid in respect of a qualified adult (within the meaning of the Acts), that increase shall be treated for all the purposes of the Income Tax Acts as if it arises to and is payable to the beneficiary referred to in those sections of that Act.”.