HC Deb 14 February 1911 vol 21 cc1007-8W

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he would make a reasonable extension of time in which relief upon earned income may be claimed under Section 19 (4) of The Finance Act, 1907, in cases where the declaration was not made by 30th September, 1910, owing to misunderstanding and extra business caused by the new methods of finance?


My right hon. Friend has nothing to add to his reply on this point to the then Member for King's Lynn on the 12th July last.

Captain CLIVE

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he is aware that a number of those who are entitled to exemption or abatement of Income Tax do not, through ignorance, obtain it; that many only obtain it through agencies, and thereby lose a proportion of the money which ought never to have been taken from them; and whether he will issue regulations to the Income Tax officials pointing out that it is as much their duty to see that no more is collected and retained than is due as to see that all that is due is collected?


Every facility is afforded to the public of reclaiming (without the intervention of agencies) the Income Tax to which they are entitled, and the issue of any such regulations as suggested does not appear to be necessary.