Salient: Victoria University of Wellington Students' Newspaper. Vol. 32, No. 3. 1969.
A Lecturer in the sociology department, Mr. Jonathan Cloud, wrote to the Inland Revenue Department last year requesting elucidation on the question of rebates on Student Union fees.
"My employer is the university itself, and the qualifications required for obtaining and fulfilling adequately this employment are academic ones; in more concrete terms, if it had not been a student I would not have had the job," he wrote.
"As a student I belong to the Student's Association and payment of the union fees is compulsory.
"Hence to be employed in this capacity, I must pay my Student Union fees."
In reply, Mr J. W. Davidson, an examiner with the department said that under the provisions of Section 129 c.c. of the Land and Income Tax Act, 1954, he was empowered to deduct an amount of not more than $20 in respect of any periodical subscriptions, fees or levies paid by him in the income year to any trade or professional union or association which are directly related to that employment.
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