HC Deb 05 August 1919 vol 119 c190W

asked the Chancellor-of the Exchequer what Report the Commissioners of Income Tax have received from local collectors as to the July collection of tax from manual workers; and is he in a position to give an estimate of the number of cases in which collectors have been unable to collect the tax due in the first two quarters of the year?


The position with regard to the collection of the Income Tax under quarterly assessment for the periods to which my hon. and gallant Friend refers is that, although a considerable number of assessments have necessarily been held over for adjustment by reason of unemployment or reduction of earnings since the cessation of hostilities, the collection, apart from this, has proceeded normally. I am not in a position to give the number of the unsettled cases.