§ in the Cavalry, Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers, Infantry, and Indian Army, before the late war and subsequently, in the following form:—
§ state for the last financial year for which the figures are available the numbers of Income Tax payers who paid Income Tax on incomes under £400, £500, £600, and £700, respectively; the net yield of the Tax from each of the above classes of Income Tax payers; and the gross amounts which would have been payable by each class had there been no abatements allowed.
§ (Answered by Mr. Ritchie.) It is not possible to give the numbers of persons who pay Income Tax in any class, nor the amount of tax paid by them. Bat the numbers of persons who claim abatement of Income Tax can be given. The figures for the year to 31st March, 1902, are not yet complete; but the following, figures for the several classes named in the Question may be taken as approximately correct:—Class £160–400, Number of taxpayers claiming abatement, 555,000; Class £400–500, Number of taxpayers claiming abatement, 47,000;. Class £500–600, Number of taxpayers claiming abatement, 24,000; Class £600–700, Number of taxpayers claiming abatement, 10,500; Total, 636,500. The amounts of Income Tax at ls. 2d. in the pound allowed in the several classes were approximately:—Class £160–400, £5,180,000; Class £400£500, £411,000; 1623 Class £500–600, £168,000; Class £600–700,£43,000; Total, £5,802,000. The sums actually paid by each class are not .ascertainable, but would have been increased by the above amounts, had no abatements been allowed.