HC Deb 04 February 1915 vol 69 c170W

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he is aware that, although Income Tax payers make it clear, in a return rendered from their places of business, that no income is directly chargeable upon them at their private residences, they are still subjected, year after year, to applications addressed to their private residences for returns of taxable income; and, as it has been announced that records of addresses are kept in the offices of the local surveyors of taxes which are available to prevent unnecessary further applications, will he cause instructions to be issued that the annoyance to taxpayers of being applied to for unnecessary additional returns shall, as far as possible, be discontinued?


I am informed that it is sought to limit applications of the nature to which the hon. Member refers to cases where they are considered necessary in order to ensure the proper protection of the revenue.