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Armed Forces: Media Payments

Volume 691: debated on Thursday 26 April 2007

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether payments made by the media to Armed Forces personnel for accounts of their experiences while on active service are liable to income tax and, where applicable, higher rate tax. [HL3251]

Income from payments made by the media for stories is liable to tax including higher rate tax where applicable. There is no exemption for Armed Forces personnel.