Income Tax Act, 1967.

Exemption of interest on certain deposits.

344.—(1) Where the total income of an individual for the year of assessment includes, or would but for this section include, any sums (in this section referred to as the said sums) paid or credited in respect of interest on deposits with a trustee savings bank, with the Post Office Savings Bank or with any of the commercial banks, the said sums shall be disregarded for all the purposes of this Act if or in so far as the said sums do not exceed £50, but the provisions of this Act as regards the making by the individual of a return of his total income shall apply as if this section had not been enacted.

(2) For the purposes of subsection (1) the question whether or how far the said sums exceed £50 shall, where by virtue of section 192, a woman's income is deemed to be her husband's, be determined separately as regards the part of his income which is his by virtue of that section and the part which is his apart from that section.

(3) Where any sums arising to an individual are, by virtue of this section, to be disregarded, the individual shall not be treated, by reason of such disregarding, as having ceased to possess the whole of a single source within the meaning of section 75.

(4) In this section—

“total income” means total income from all sources as estimated in accordance with the provisions of this Act;

“the commercial banks” means the Bank of Ireland, the Hibernian Bank, Limited, the Munster and Leinster Bank, Limited, The National Bank of Ireland Limited, the Northern Bank, Limited, the Provincial Bank of Ireland, Limited, the Royal Bank of Ireland, Limited, the Ulster Bank, Limited, Ansbacher & Company, Limited, the Commercial Banking Company, Limited, Guinness & Mahon and the National City Bank, Limited;

“trustee savings bank” has the same meaning as in the Trustee Savings Banks Acts, 1863 to 1958.