§ 3. Major HUNT
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty whether 2s. 6d. in the £ is charged on officers' pay in the Navy, even from boys earning £8 a month; and that, although the tax is returned if applied for, the amount claimed has to be paid if the officer is killed before applying for it?
§ Dr. MACNAMARA
No Income Tax is charged on the pay of an officer when the Paymaster is satisfied that his total income from all sources does not exceed £160. Nor is the 2s. 6d. rate charged in any case where the Paymaster is satisfied that the total income does not exceed 2256 £2,500. In the event of any overcharges being made by local Paymasters, these are refunded on the examination of the accounts at the Admiralty, irrespective of whether the officer applies for repayment or not. The estate of a deceased officer is credited at the Admiralty with any amounts erroneously stopped from pay by local Paymasters.