Income Tax

Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance – in the House of Commons on 22nd October 1942.

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Photo of Miss Thelma Cazalet Miss Thelma Cazalet , Islington East

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will consider enclosing a short explanatory letter with the first assessment of Income Tax to those liable for this tax for the first time, stating clearly the reasons for the deductions being assessed on previous earnings?

Photo of Sir Kingsley Wood Sir Kingsley Wood , Woolwich West

The notice of assessment, with explanatory notes, which is sent to an employee from whose salary or wages tax is to be deducted, shows the amount of the assessment and the tax and gives information as to the period upon the earnings of which assessments are based. It also states over what period the tax is deductible. I am afraid I cannot see my way to introduce a further document.

Photo of Miss Thelma Cazalet Miss Thelma Cazalet , Islington East

Is the Chancellor of the Exchequer aware that an inadequate understanding of the working of this Tax is causing a great deal of worry to a number of people who have very small incomes?

Photo of Sir Kingsley Wood Sir Kingsley Wood , Woolwich West

I am hoping that the difficulty is now passing away.