HC Deb 08 June 1943 vol 390 cc532-3
55. Sir G. Jeffreys

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether, when Income Tax payers are serving their country overseas and have left behind letters of authority with their bankers to sign Income Tax returns and claims on their behalf, he is aware that inspectors are refusing to approve such authority if given to a corporate body; and whether, in view of the war-time difficulties, he will modify such refusal?

The Financial Secretary to the Treasury (Mr. Assheton)

I understand that the practice in this matter has been recon- sidered and that the inland Revenue Department will accept an Income Tax claim or return made by a banker on behalf of a client on active service overseas where the banker holds the client's authority for the purpose.