§ Mr. Wigley
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many different standard forms, letters and notices are currently being used by the Inland Revenue; and if he will list the 20 most frequently used of these documents, and the approximate annual usage of each of these.
§ Mr. Lilley
The Inland Revenue has approximately 8,200 different forms, notices and so on in use, of which 15W 2,500 are used in correspondence with persons outside the Department. The 20 external documents most frequently used are as follows:
Form Type Approximate annual usage (millions) P3(T) PAYE Coding Notes 28.0 P2(T) PAYE Coding Notice 26.0 P46 Notification: new employee 19.0 Tax Return Notes: simple profit statement insert 16.4 P30B(Z) Payslip 16.0 PH PAYE Working Sheet 1.50 P14 Statement of employee's pay etc 15.0 300 Coda Schedule D assessment 14.7 MIRAS 70 Application to pay mortgage interest under the MIRAS Scheme 14.0 P15 Employee's PAYE coding claim 13.0 P45 Employee's leaving certificate 11.5 11 Notes Tax Return: Notes 11.2 P6(T) Employers PAYE coding notification 8.5 64D Schedule D assessment: Notes 7.2 64 Appeal notification 6.7 P1 Tax Return: employee earning below £8,500 6.5 P1 Notes Tax Return Notes employee earning below £8,500 6.5 11 Tax Return—self employed taxpayer 5.7 P70(T) Schedule E assessment 5.6 11P Tax Return—employee 5.5