Income Tax Act, 1967.

Foreign securities and possessions.

76.—(1) Subject to the provisions of this section and section 77, tax chargeable under Case III of Schedule D in respect of income arising from securities and possessions in any place outside the State shall be computed on the full amount thereof arising in the year preceding the year of assessment whether the income has been or will be received in the State or not, subject, in the case of income not received in the State—

(a) to the same deductions and allowances as if it had been so received; and

(b) to the deduction, where such deduction cannot be made under, and is not forbidden by, any other provision of this Act, of any sum which has been paid in respect of income tax in the place where the income has arisen; and

(c) to a deduction on account of any annual interest or any annuity or other annual payment payable out of the income to a person not resident in the State,

and the provisions of this Act (including those relating to the delivery of statements) shall apply accordingly.

(2) Subsection (1) shall not apply—

(a) to any person who satisfies the Revenue Commissioners that he is not domiciled in the State, or that, being a citizen of Ireland, he is not ordinarily resident in the State, or

(b) to income arising from such securities and possessions as aforesaid which form part of the investments of the foreign life assurance fund of an assurance company.

(3) In the cases mentioned in subsection (2), the tax shall, subject to the provisions of section 77, be computed on the full amount of the actual sums received in the State from remittances payable in the State, or from property imported, or from money or value arising from property not imported, or from money or value so received on credit or on account in respect of such remittances, property, money or value brought into the State in the year preceding the year of assessment without any deduction or abatement.

(4) Where the Revenue Commissioners are satisfied that the application of the provisions of this section would give rise to hardship in the case of income derived from an employment exercised wholly outside the State they may grant such relief as in their opinion is just.

(5) Any person who is aggrieved by the decision of the Revenue Commissioners on any question as to domicile or ordinary residence arising under subsection (2) may, by notice in writing to that effect given to the Revenue Commissioners within two months from the date on which notice of the decision is given to him, make an application to have his claim for relief heard and determined by the Special Commissioners.

(6) Where an application is made under this section, the Special Commissioners shall hear and determine the claim in like manner as an appeal made to them against an assessment and all the provisions of this Act relating to such an appeal (including the provisions relating to the rehearing of an appeal and to the statement of a case for the opinion of the High Court on a point of law) shall apply accordingly with any necessary modifications.