INCOME TAX ACT 1967 (ACT 53)
PART III - ASCERTAINMENT OF CHARGEABLE INCOME
Chapter 7-Chargeable Income
Section 45. Chargeable income and aggregation of husband's and wife's income.
(1) Subject to this section, the chargeable income of a person for a year of assessment shall be his total income for that year less any deductions allowed by this Chapter for that year.
(2) Subject to this section, where an individual and his wife were living together in the basis year for a year of assessment and did not in that basis year cease to live together or to be husband and wife of each other-
(a) the wife may elect in writing (wife who elects) that her total income shall be aggregated with the total income of her husband and assessed in his name for that year of assessment; or
(b) the husband may elect in writing (husband who elects) that his total income shall be aggregated with the total income of his wife and assessed in her name for that year of assessment: Provided that where the wife who elects or the husband who elects is not resident for the basis year for a year of assessment, such wife or husband, as the case may be, may elect under this subsection only if she or he is a citizen.
[Subs. Act 608:s.9]
(3) For the purposes of paragraph (2) (b) -
(a) for any year of assessment, that paragraph shall only apply if there is no election made by a wife or wives under paragraph (2) (a) for that year of assessment; and
(b) the election shall only be made with one wife.
[Subs. Act 608:s.9](4) Where under subsection (2) the total income of the wife who elects falls to be aggregated with that of her husband or the total income of the husband who elects falls to be aggregated with that of his wife, for a year of assessment, the wife who elects or the husband who elects, as the case may be, shall be treated as having no chargeable income for that year.
[Ins. Act 608:s.9](5) The election referred to in subsection (2) shall be made before the first day of April in the following year of assessment or any subsequent date (as may be permitted by the Director General) .
[Ins. Act 608:s.9]
(6) [Repealed by Act 451:s.12]
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