Part Iii.

First Schedule. – in the House of Commons on 24th June 1921.

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1. If any person who is at the end of the final accounting period the owner of any trade or business proves that the yearly average of the profits of the trade or business for the period between the first day of September, nineteen hundred and twenty-one, and the thirty-first day of August, nineteen hundred and twenty-five, both inclusive, is less than the amount of the percentage standard of the trade or business or, where there has not been one pre-war trade year, than the pre-war standard of profits based on the statutory percentage on the average amount of capital employed in the trade or business during the first accounting period, or that he has suffered a loss in respect of that period, and that the deficiency has arisen owing to the holding by him of trading stocks at falling prices, he shall be entitled to repayment of an amount equivalent to eighty per cent. of the total net deficiency for that period:

Provided that the amount repaid shall not exceed forty per cent. of one-half of the net excess profits on which duty was paid by that person in respect of the trade or business for the two years to the end of the final accounting period, and shall not exceed the aggregate amount of the duty paid by him in respect of the trade or business less the amount of any repayment made to him in respect thereof.

In computing the net excess profits for the two years aforesaid, a deduction shall be made in respect of any deficiency in the. profits for any part of that period in respect of which the person aforesaid was entitled to a repayment or set-off of excess profits duty under subsection (3) of section thirty-eight of the principal Act.

2. Where the trade or business has at any time after the thirty-first day of August, nineteen hundred and twenty-one, and before the thirty-first day of August, nineteen hundred and twenty-five, ceased or changed ownership any relief under this Part of this Schedule shall be computed as if the date of the cessation or change of ownership were substituted for the thirty-first day of August, nineteen hundred and twenty-five, in paragraph 1 of this Part of this Schedule, and as if in the proviso to that paragraph there were substituted for forty a number bearing the same proportion to forty as the length of the period from the thirty-first day of August, nineteen hundred and twenty-one, to the date of cessation or change of ownership bears to four years.

3. No relief shall be given under this Part of this Schedule to the owner of any trade or business in respect of which the Commissioners of Inland Revenue have accepted for purposes of duty a valuation of the whole or part of the trading stock at a constant price.