Reference numberNLB/37/98
Alternative reference numberNLB/37 p60
TitleCopy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to The Clerk to the Commissioners, Income Tax, 12 Savile Row W
Date23 January 1908
DescriptionHarrison has received a demand for tax upon his income for the year 1907-8, the reduced chargeable rate on his income has not been allowed. Harrison finds that the other members of staff [at the Royal Society] have received a demand for income tax calculated upon the "earned income" rate of 9d in the pound, and that not one of these gentlemen made any application for such reduction. Harrison wants to know on what grounds a distinction has been made on their incomes and his. Harrison is called by the Council of the [Royal] Society to seek and explanation. In the meantime the council have drawn a cheque for payment on the lower scale.
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