HC Deb 09 July 2002 vol 388 c866W
Chris Grayling

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer for what reason the electronic filing of tax returns requires a password to be sent by post. [68369]

Dawn Primarolo

To electronically file a tax return using the Internet Service for Self Assessment a user must first register. There are two methods by which a customer can register, they can register on-line by choosing a password and a user ID will be sent to them by post or by using a digital certificate. For security purposes we need to be confident of the identity of the user and our registration process enables us to do this.

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