HC Deb 12 October 1943 vol 392 cc758-9W
Mr. Sorensen

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware of complaints by soldiers serving in West Africa that, owing to Income Tax not being deducted from pay at monthly intervals, the tax accumulates and imposes financial embarrassment when the demand is delivered; and how far the new arrangement proposed by the Treasury will remove this difficulty?

Sir J. Grigg

Yes, Sir. I am aware of these difficulties. Arrangements were therefore made in July whereby the regimental paymaster, when the income duty for the year is assessed, divides the amount by the number of days remaining in the year and so arrives at a daily rate of deduction. This daily rate is notified to those concerned and the net rate of daily pay issuable to the soldier is reduced accordingly. These arrangements apply at home and abroad.