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Indian Army Officers (Income Tax)

Volume 440: debated on Wednesday 23 July 1947

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asked the Under-Secretary of State for India whether he is aw are that, as a result of the arrangements whereby certain officers of the Indian Army have been transferred to the home establishment immediately following their first leave at home after ro or more years, they have to pay full United Kingdom Income Tax on their leave pay and are deprived of the Indian element of their pay, thus incurring a serious loss; and whether he will revise the regulations to avoid this hardship.

As regards the payment of Income Tax, I am advised that Indian Army officers are being dealt with in accordance with the normal Income Tax rules. I am not aware that such officers are deprived of any Indian element of their pay, and if the hon. and gallant Member will send me particulars of the cases he has in mind, I will have them investigated.