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Taxation: Self-assessment and PAYE

Treasury written question – answered on 10th February 2010.

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Photo of Ian Liddell-Grainger Ian Liddell-Grainger Conservative, Bridgwater

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people were on (a) self-assessment and (b) Pay-As-You-Earn in (i) 2006, (ii) 2007, (iii) 2008 and (iv) 2009.

Photo of Stephen Timms Stephen Timms Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Business, Innovation and Skills) (Digital Britain) (also HM Treasury), Financial Secretary (HM Treasury) (also in the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills)

The information requested is provided in the following table. Some individuals may be in both Pay as You Earn (PAYE) and self assessment.

Estimated number of individuals (million)
Tax year Self assessment PAYE
2005-06 9.0 35.6
2006-07 9.1 36.0
2007-08 9.3 37.3
2008-09 9.3 37.7

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