Finance Act, 1939

Alteration of allowance in respect of earned income.

4.—In lieu of sub-section (1) (repealed by this Act) of section 3 of the Finance Act, 1932 (No. 20 of 1932), it is hereby enacted that the following provision shall be substituted for section 16 of the Finance Act, 1920 , and Part II of the latter Act shall be construed and have effect accordingly, that is to say:—

“An individual who makes, in the manner prescribed by the Income Tax Acts, a claim in that behalf and makes a return in the prescribed form of his total, income shall, for the purposes of ascertaining the amount of his assessable income for the purpose of income tax, be allowed a deduction from the amount of his earned income as estimated in accordance with the provisions of the Income Tax Acts of a sum equal to one-fifth of the amount of that income, but not exceeding, in the case of any individual, the sum of three hundred pounds.”