HC Deb 10 July 1924 vol 175 cc2460-1

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer the amount of arrears of Income Tax and Super-tax, respectively, collected since 1st April to 30th June, 1924?


As the answer is long, I will circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Following is the answer

I regret that this information is not available, as it is not possible, without a disproportionate expenditure of time and labour, to divide the receipts of Income Tax and Super-tax since the 1st April last between payments of arrears and payments in respect of tax actually demanded for the first time since that date.

The estimated arrears at the 1st April and 1st July, 1924, respectively, were as follows:

Income Tax. Super-tax.
£ £
1st April, 1924 39,628,000 25,972,000
1st July, 1924 15,000,000 16,000,000
These figures are not, however, strictly comparable, as the arrears at the later date include considerable sums which have become legally payable and were actually demanded of the taxpayer since the earlier date.