HC Deb 11 May 1944 vol 399 cc2108-9W
Mr. Goldie

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether he is aware of the difficulties experienced by employees of the railway companies in ascertaining the amount of income tax payable by them. under the Pay-as-you-earn system, inasmuch as the railway companies are unable, owing to shortage of staff, to give particulars of deductions made by them for taxation purposes from the weekly wages; and what action he is prepared to take to make such information available to such wage-earners.

Mr. Assheton

The regulations governing "Pay-as-you-earn" do not oblige the employer to give the employee a weekly statement of the tax deducted from his pay, but the employer is required to give a certificate at the end of the year showing the total pay and the total tax deducted. The Tax Tables showing the deductions appropriate to given amounts of pay are, of course, available to enable employees to check any particular deduction, and I understand that if in any week an individual employee of a railway wishes to be informed of the amount of tax deducted from his pay the particulars would be given on request.