Public Expenditure

HM Treasury written question – answered on 28th November 2014.

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Photo of Andrew Slaughter Andrew Slaughter Shadow Minister (Justice)

To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the cost to his Department of printing and distributing personal tax summaries; on what criteria it was determined who would receive such summaries; what representations he has received on the wording used in those documents; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of David Gauke David Gauke The Financial Secretary to the Treasury

The cost to print and post annual tax summaries was published in response to Parliamentary question number 213257 on 11 November.

Tax summaries are being sent to around 24 million taxpayers. Individuals will not receive a tax summary if they have paid no income tax in the past year, or where HMRC is awaiting updated PAYE information.

HMRC undertook in-depth customer research to test with taxpayers whether they found the information on tax summaries clear and comprehensive.

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