1031F. Repayment of tax in case of certain civil partners.
(1) This section shall apply for a year of assessment in the case of civil partners who are assessed to income tax for the year of assessment in accordance with section 1031C and to whom section 1031H does not apply for that year.
(2) Where for a year of assessment this section applies in the case of civil partners, any repayment of income tax to be made in respect of the aggregate of the net tax deducted or paid under any provision of the Tax Acts in respect of the total income (if any) of the nominated civil partner and of the total income (if any) of the other civil partner shall be allocated to the civil partners concerned in proportion to the net amounts of tax so deducted or paid in respect of their respective total incomes; but this subsection shall not apply where a repayment, which but for this subsection would not be made to the other civil partner, is less than €25.
(3) Notwithstanding subsection (2), where the inspector, having regard to all the circumstances of a case, is satisfied that a repayment or a greater part of a repayment of income tax arises by reason of some allowance or relief which, if sections 1031H and 1031I had applied for the year of assessment, would have been allowed to one civil partner only, the inspector may make the repayment to the nominated civil partner and the other civil partner in such proportions as the inspector considers just and reasonable.