Income Tax (Wage Earners).

Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance. – in the House of Commons on 10th March 1942.

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Photo of Major Basil Peto Major Basil Peto , Birmingham King's Norton

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether, in view of the confusion which exists at the present time in the minds of a number of workpeople throughout the country regarding Income Tax and overtime, he will take steps to arrange for meetings of workpeople to be addressed by representatives of his Department or to institute some other form of publicity to explain this question?

Photo of Sir Kingsley Wood Sir Kingsley Wood , Woolwich West

Steps have already been taken, by way of broadcasts, posters and pamphlets. It is dealt with prominently in the "Income Tax Quiz for Wage Earners," which was published last month. I have also in mind the various means of publicity for this purpose, and I note my hon. Friend's suggestion.

Photo of Mr Thomas Levy Mr Thomas Levy , Elland

Is it not time that the whole incidence of this tax was reviewed so as to simplify the matter and let people understand what they have to do and why they have to do it?

Photo of Sir Kingsley Wood Sir Kingsley Wood , Woolwich West

Perhaps my hon. Friend would address himself to the simplification.

Photo of Mr Richard Stokes Mr Richard Stokes , Ipswich

Will the Chancellor consider changing the whole incidence so that the taxation is levied upon current earnings?