I move recommendation No. 8:
In page 18, before section 14, but in Chapter II, to insert the following new section:
"14.—(1) In this section ‘tax' means income tax or corporation tax as the case may be.
(2) (a) This section applies to a gift of money which, on or after 6th April, 1991, is made to the Minister for the benefit of the youth service and is not deductible in computing for the purpose of tax the profits or gains of a trade or profession or is not income to which the provisions of section 439 of the Income Tax Act, 1967, apply.
(b) The Revenue Commissioners may consult with the Minister in relation to any question which may arise in connection with paragraph (a).
(3) Where a person proves that he has made a gift to which this section applies and claims relief from tax by reference thereto, the provisions of subsection (4) or, as the case may be, subsection (5) shall apply:
Provided that, in determining the net amount of the gift for the purposes of those subsections, the amount or value of any consideration received by the said person as a result of making the gift, whether received directly or indirectly from the youth service or any other person, shall be deducted from the amount of the gift.
(4) For the purposes of income tax for the year of assessment in which a person makes a gift to which this section applies, the net amount thereof shall, subject to subsection (5), be deducted from or set off against any income of the person chargeable to income tax for that year and tax shall, where necessary, be discharged or repaid accordingly; and the total income of the person, or where the person is a wife whose husband is assessed to income tax in accordance with the provisions of section 194 (inserted by the Finance Act, 1980) of the Income Tax Act, 1967, the total income of the husband shall be calculated accordingly:
Provided that the relief under this section shall not be given to a person for a year of assessment—
(a) if the net amount of the gift (or the aggregate of the net amount of gifts) made by him in that year, being a gift or gifts, as the case may be, to which this section applies does not exceed £100, or
(b) the extent to which the net amount of the gift (or the aggregate of the net amounts of gifts) made by him in that year, being a gift or gifts, as the case may be, to which this section applies, exceeds £10,000.
(5) Where a gift to which this section applies is made by a company—
(a) the net amount thereof shall, for the purposes of corporation tax, be deemed to be a loss incurred by the company in a separate trade in the accounting period of the company in which the gift is made, and
(b) the reference in the proviso to subsection (4) to a year of assessment shall be construed as a reference to an accounting period of the company.
(6) This section, in so far as it relates to income tax and corporation tax, shall be construed together with the Income Tax Acts and the Corporation Tax Acts, respectively.".