Reference numberNLB/8/920
Alternative reference numberNLB/8 p401
TitleCopy letter from Herbert Rix, to the Surveyor of Taxes, 37 Spring Gardens, S.W.
Date23 January 1894
DescriptionRix asks whether an error in payment of Income Tax can be corrected.

He explains that Mr J J Johnson sent a notice for payment of income-tax on the pension of Mr Walter White, the Royal Society's late Assistant Secretary, listing the pension amount, the sum deducted, and the total income from all sources, giving the amount of tax as six pounds, 14 shillings and two pence. Rix wrote to Johnson on 23 December 1893 to report the death of White on 21 July, and the impact of that on the amounts paid to White, stating that they would be content to pay income tax on 205 pounds, but not the whole pension of 350 pounds.

Rix clarifies that the 205 pounds he mentioned was to be less the usual 120 pounds abatement, but Johnson misunderstood, and sent in a claim for tax on the whole 205 pounds. He states that the claim was inadvertantly paid. The reason for Rix writing is to be request the return of two pounds and one shilling, as the difference between that which should have been paid, and that which was inadvertantly paid.
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