Cathy Jamieson (Kilmarnock and Loudoun, Labour)
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what he estimates the cost to his Department to be of (a) providing an online calculator for, (b) providing guidance to and (c) sending a letter to individuals who are above the higher rate tax threshold and may be in receipt of child benefit.
David Gauke (Exchequer Secretary, HM Treasury; South West Hertfordshire, Conservative)
The total cost of providing an online calculator is estimated at £250,000, and the cost of sending a letter to taxpayers with income over £50,000 is estimated at £1 million. These costs are included in the cost estimates provided in the tax information and impact note (TIIN) which was published on HMRC’s website at:
An estimate has not been made of the cost of providing guidance because it is included in HMRC’s resource baseline.