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Wages (Taxation)

Volume 387: debated on Tuesday 16 March 1943

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will reconsider the basis of assessment for Income Tax on wages of workers with a view to fixing assessment on current earnings instead of the earnings of the previous year?

I would remind my hon. Friend that during the course of the Finance Bill Debates last year I stated that I would gladly consider any scheme for the deduction of tax from wages on a current earnings basis which provided a solution of the difficulties set forth in the White Paper "The Taxation of Weekly Wage-Earners" (Cmd. 6348).