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 whether he has made an assessment of the merits of collecting income tax from state pensions through the PAYE system.

Photo of Sarah McCarthy-Fry Sarah McCarthy-Fry Parliamentary Secretary, HM Treasury

No such assessment has been made.

The majority of pensioners have their state pensions appropriately taxed through the operation of Pay-As-You-Earn on their other sources of income.

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