811.512341 Shipping/35

The British Ambassador (Howard) to the Secretary of State

No. 159

Sir: I have the honour to refer to your note of January 15th, concerning the arrangement with my Government for the reciprocal exemption of shipping profits from income tax and to inform you in reply to the enquiry contained in the last paragraph, that the date from which exemption from British Income Tax (including supertax) is granted in respect of shipping profits of American citizens or corporations under British laws is May 1st, 1923. I venture to request that instructions may be issued without delay by the appropriate authorities of your Government whereby the British interests concerned may benefit by this arrangement from the date above mentioned.

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