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Wage-Earners (Income Tax Returns)

Volume 387: debated on Tuesday 23 March 1943

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether, with a view to the avoidance of absenteeism through attendance during work hours at the local tax office, he will ask the inspectors of taxes to send officers at regular intervals to factories employing over a certain number of employees to interview employees who need advice in connection with their Income Tax returns?

Arrangements of the sort suggested by my hon. Friend are already in force in a large number of cases, and it is the policy of the Board of Inland Revenue to extend them so far as circumstances permit.