HC Deb 03 August 1922 vol 157 c1690W

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether his attention has been directed to the fact that, notwithstanding the well-established principle that allowances to cover necessary expenses are not subject to Income Tax, officers of the Army have recently been called upon to pay Income Tax on their allowances; and whether he will take early steps to discontinue this practice?


As the hon. and gallant Member will be aware, the money allowances paid to officers of the Army vary considerably in character, and their liability to taxation is not in each ease governed by the same considerations. If he will give me particulars of the cases which he has in mind, I will have inquiry made into the matter.