HC Deb 01 November 1920 vol 134 c91W

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether, with regard to the one-twenty-sixth cost of living arrangement in connection with the pay of Civil Servants, he can see his way to waive the Income Tax on this amount, seeing that it is not salary but an allowance for money paid out by reason of the high cost of living, and if a 3s. tax per £ is assessed upon it the recipient receives practically no benefit?


An employé is liable to assessment to Income Tax in respect of all bonuses, commissions or other amounts paid by his employer in respect of the performance of duties. I cannot except Government employés from this general rule.

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