Finance Act, 1920

Personal allowance.

18.(1) The claimant, if he proves that for the year of assessment he has his wife living with him, or that his wife is wholly maintained by him during the year of assessment, and that he is not entitled in computing the amount of his income for that year for the purposes of the Income Tax Acts to make any deduction in respect of the sums paid for the maintenance of his wife, shall be entitled to a deduction of two hundred and twenty-five pounds, and in any other case to a deduction of one hundred and thirty-five pounds.

(2) If the total income of the claimant includes any earned income of his wife the deduction to be allowed under this section shall be increased by an amount equal to nine-tenths of the amount of that earned income but not exceeding in any case forty-five pounds.