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Income Tax

Volume 414: debated on Thursday 11 October 1945

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether, in order to avoid profiteering in the letting of houses, he will introduce legislation to ensure that the difference between the rent charged in August, 1939, and the present rent demanded, after allowances for dilapidations, etc., shall be calculated as unearned income.

Under the existing law, rent derived from the letting of houses ranks in general as unearned income for Income Tax purposes.