Finance Act, 1920

Deductions to be allowed in ascertaining taxable income.

17.(1) An individual who, in the manner prescribed by the Income Tax Acts, makes a claim in that behalf and who makes a return in the prescribed form of his total income shall be entitled for the purpose of ascertaining the amount of the income on which he is to be charged to income tax (in this Act referred to as “the taxable income”) to have such deductions as are specified in the five sections of this Act next following made from his assessable income.

(2) The provisions of sections twenty-seven, twenty-eight, twenty-nine, and thirty of the Income Tax Act, 1918, and of paragraph XVII. of the Fifth Schedule to that Act, shall apply for the purpose of claims for any such deductions as aforesaid as if those provisions were re-enacted in this Act and in terms made applicable to such claims.