HC Deb 23 January 1980 vol 977 c253W
Mr. David Atkinson

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is the average length of time taken by the Inland Revenue to process an application for a 714 tax exemption certificate.

Mr. Peter Rees

Between four and five weeks in straightforward cases, but it will take longer where further inquiries have to be made or where the taxpayers' affairs are not in order.

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