INCOME TAX ACT 1967 (ACT 53)
PART VII - COLLECTION AND RECOVERY OF TAX




Section 110. Set off for tax deducted.


(1) Any tax which is deducted from any dividend under section 108 or from any interest or royalty under section 109 or from any payment for services, technical advice, assistance, or rental or other income under section 109B (including any amount recovered by the Director General pursuant to subsection 109(2) or 109B(2) but excluding any increase thereof) shall, when the dividend, interest, royalty, or payment for services, technical advice, assistance, or rental or other income is gross income of a person from a source of his for the basis period for a year of assessment, be set off against the tax charged on his chargeable income, if any, for that year.
[Subs. Act 578: s.17]

(1A) Notwithstanding subsection (1) , where tax on any dividend paid, credited or distributed in the basis period for a year of assessment has been deducted at a rate applicable for that year of assessment and there is a revision in the rate of tax for companies for that year of assessment, the tax to be set off under subsection (1) shall be the sum deemed to be the tax deducted from such dividend under subsection 108(3).


[Subs. Act A1093: s.17]


(1B) [Repealed by Act A1093: s.17]

(1C)
[Repealed by Act A1093: s.17]

(1D) [Repealed by Act A1093: s.17]

(1E)
[Repealed by Act A1093: s.17]

(2) Subject to this section, where in relation to a year of assessment Chapter 3 or Part III has by virtue of section 41 applied to an accounting period as if it were the basis period for that year of assessment and any dividend, interest, royalty, services, technical advice, assistance, rental or other income has been included in the gross income of a person from a business of his for that accounting period, then-

(3) Notwithstanding subsections (1) and (2), where any interest, royalty, services, technical advice, assistance, rental or other income is included in the gross income of a person from a business for the basis period for a year of assessment or, by virtue of section 41, for an accounting period as if it were the basis period for that year, then, if that interest, royalty, services, technical advice, assistance, rental or other income or a portion thereof is paid to that person after the end of that basis period or accounting period, as the case may be, that tax deducted therefrom shall be set off against any tax charged on his chargeable income for the year of assessment following that in which the interest, royalty, services, technical advice, assistance, rental or other income or the portion thereof was paid or, where there is no tax so payable, the tax so deducted shall be repaid to him.

(4) For the purposes of subsection (1), where by reason of any provisions of sections 55 to 59 any dividend, interest, royalty, services, technical advice, assistance, rental or other income is gross income of a person from a proprietorship of continuing proprietorship business of his for the basis period for a year of assessment, there shall be set off under subsection (1) only so much of the tax so deducted from that dividend, interest, royalty, services, technical advice, assistance, rental or other income as bears the same proportion to the amount of that tax as his share of the divisible income from that business for that period bears to the divisible income from that business for that period.

(5) For the purposes of subsection (1) and (2), where by reason of any provisions of sections 55 to 59 any dividend, interest, royalty, services, technical advice, assistance, rental or other income in gross income of a person from a proprietorship or continuing proprietorship business of his for an accounting period, then, with respect to the amount of the tax to which regard would be had under those subsections in relation to that person but for this subsection, regard shall be had only to the same proportion of that amount as his share of the divisible income from that business for that period bears to the divisible income from that business for that period.

(6) In any case to which subsection (4) or (5) applies, subsection (3) if applicable shall be modified accordingly.

(7) For the purposes of the foregoing subsections, where only a portion of any dividend, interest, royalty, services, technical advice, assistance, rental or other income is gross income of a person from a source of his for the basis period for a year of assessment or for an accounting period treated as if it were the basis period for that year, regard shall be had to that portion and to so much of any tax deducted from that dividend, interest, royalty, services, technical advice, assistance, rental or other income as bears the same proportion to that tax as the amount of that portion of the dividend, interest, royalty, services, technical advice, assistance, rental or other income bears to the whole of the dividend, interest, royalty, services, technical advice, assistance, rental or other income or royalty, as the case may be; and accordingly, where this subsection applies-

(8) Any tax which is applicable to the statutory income of a person from his ordinary source in relation to a trust for a year of assessment (not being a share of the total income of the trust body for that year which has been deducted from that total income in ascertaining the chargeable income of the trust body for that year) shall, where the statutory income is included in the aggregate income of a person for a year of assessment, be set off against the tax charged on the chargeable income, if any, of that person for that year of assessment.

(9) For the purposes of subsection (8), the tax applicable to the statutory income for a year of assessment of a person from his ordinary source in relation to a trust shall be taken for that year to be a sum which bears the same proportion to the amount of tax chargeable on the chargeable income of the trust body of the trust for that year (or, where the trust body is entitled to any relief under section 132 or 133 for that year, to that amount less the amount of that relief) as that person's statutory income from his ordinary source for that year bears to the total income of the trust body for that year.

(9A) Notwithstanding subsections (8) and (9), where income distributed by a unit trust is included in the aggregate income of a person for a year of assessment, the tax chargeable on the unit trust and attributable to the income included in the aggregate income of that person (or, where the trust is entitled to any relief under section 132 or 133, that tax less the amount of that relief) shall be set off against the tax charged on the chargeable income, if any, of that person for that year of assessment.
[Ins. Act 420: s.12]

(10) Where in any case to which subsection 68 (4) applies any income received by a receiver is distributed to any person entitled thereto, and that income is gross income of that person from a source of his for the basis period for a year of assessment, any tax paid by the receiver and attributable to that gross income shall be set off against the tax charged on that person's chargeable income for that year (the amount of any such tax which is so attributable being determined by the Director General).

(11) Where tax is set off under this section against the tax charged for any year of assessment or would have been so set off if there had been tax so charged, the tax to set off or which would have been so set off shall not be set off against the tax charged for any other year of assessment.

(12) Where paragraph 45(2)(a) applies to an individual and to a wife of his for a year of assessment, any reference in the foregoing subsections to a person shall, in the application of those subsections for that year to that individual and that wife, be taken to be a reference to that individual including that wife as if she were that individual and where paragraph 45(2)(b) applies, this subsection shall be applied accordingly.

[Subs. Act 608: s.17]

(13) Where tax had been set off or is due to be set off under subsection (1) in relation to a dividend and the Director General discovers that the company which had paid, credited or distributed that dividend in respect of which tax had been deducted under subsection 108(1) or deemed to have been deducted under subsection 108(2) had made no payment or had made insufficient payment of tax under section 103A, or instalment payments under section 107C or of the excess referred to in subsection 108(6) or (9) , the Director General having regard to all the circumstances may if it appears to him to be necessary-


[Ins. Act A1093: s.17]
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[Shall have effect for the year of assessement 2004 and subsequent years of assessment.]

(13) Where tax had been set off or is due to be set off under subsection (1) in relation to a dividend and the Director General discovers that the company which had paid, credited or distributed that dividend in respect of which tax had been deducted under section 108(1) or deemed to have been deducted under section 108(2) had made no payment or had made insufficient payment of tax under section 103, or instalment payments under section 107C or of the excess referred to in section 108(6) or (9) , the Director General having regard to all the circumstances may if it appears to him to be necessary

[Am.Act A1151:s.22]

Related reading:

[Act 420: s.12; Act 578: s.17; Act 608: s.17; Act A1093: s.17]


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