HC Deb 12 July 1923 vol 166 cc1609-10W

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he is aware that collectors of Income Tax frequently make application for payment of Income Tax from persons whose assessments have been discharged; whether there is any system of notifying collectors when assessments are discharged; and, if not, whether he will direct inquiries as to formulating a system which will obviate such applications being made?


A system for the regular and prompt notification to collectors of taxes of all discharges from assessments is in existence, and if in any particular case an application for payment has been made after an assessment has been discharged, it can only be due to a mistake. If my hon. Friend has any such case in mind and will be good enough to furnish me with the necessary particulars, I will gladly have the matter investigated, and communicate to him the result.