HC Deb 01 December 1942 vol 385 cc1002-3
52. Mr. Wakefield

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he is aware that the Income Tax Deduction Form, Reference I.D.S., originally designed to provide space for the use of commercial houses in dealing with the deduction of tax from employees' remuneration has been so cut down in size that room is no longer allowed for the tax to be deducted, so that the firm must prepare other lists involving greater and unnecessary use of paper and labour; and will he reintroduce the original form?

Sir K. Wood

My hon. Friend is, I think, referring to the omission from this form of the columns originally provided for the entry against each employee's name of the figures of tax deducted each week or each month. Experience during the first year of the working of the tax deduction scheme has shown that very few employers used these columns, and it was accordingly decided in the interests of economy to omit them in the revised form. For the benefit of those relatively few employers who desire to keep on an official form a detailed record of weekly or monthly deductions a new slip (No. 1 D.S. Record) is provided, and can be obtained free of charge on application to the Collector. I understand that the new arrangement meets the convenience of employers and has effected a very substantial economy in paper.