§ MR. DIXON-HARTLAND (Middlesex, Uxbridge)
asked Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Whether the Pittsbury's or Washburn Flour Mills Companies of America, who send large quantities of (lour here on consignment, pay any Income Tax;and, if not, whether he will take steps to oblige them to do so, and thus remedy an injustice to our English millers?
§ THE CHANCELLOR OF THE EXCHEQUER (Mr. GOSCHEN) (St. George's, Hanover Square)
Foreign Companies or persons sending goods or produce to this country are not assessable unless they carry on business in this country, either themselves, or through agents coming within the provisions of the Income Tax Act of 1842, 5&6 Vict. c. 35, s. 41. If the hon. Gentleman will give the Income Tax collectors any assistance in discovering such Companies as ought to, and do not, pay In-come Tax, he will, I feel sure, find them most grateful and receive every encouragement.