HC Deb 13 November 1917 vol 99 c219
68. Mr. KING

asked whether the war bonuses of Civil servants are assessable to Income Tax; whether the same practice is being pursued in all Departments and the bonus has been given free of income; if so, whether he is aware that Post Office servants are being sent forms to return for assessing their war bonuses; and whether he will make the position of Civil servants clear to them?


Under the provisions of the Income Tax Acts war bonuses equally with other emoluments are assessable to Income Tax whether received by Civil servants or by any other employés. The law on this point is of general application, and governs all Departments.