HC Deb 18 May 1911 vol 25 c2145

asked by what authority the revaluation of property for the purpose of assessments to Income Tax, which took place in Ireland in 1910–11 was made; how many forms of claim for Income Tax, under Schedules A and B, respectively, were issued in each of the years 1908, 1909, and 1910; and what objection there was to setting out on every form of claim the statute under which it was made?


The reassessment of property in Ireland to Income Tax under Schedules A and B was made in accordance with the provisions of the Income Tax Act, 1853. It is not possible to state the number of demand notes issued. The tax is charged and collected under the provisions of Acts passed from 1842 onwards, and it would not be practicable, nor would it serve any useful purpose, to specify those Acts upon the demand notes.


Will the right hon. Gentleman reconsider his decision, because, according to our information, there has been an enormous increase in the number of demand notes issued, and we would like to have the figures?


If the hon. Member will give me any information on the subject, I shall be glad to make inquiries.