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Income Tax (Ex-Service Men)

Volume 464: debated on Thursday 12 May 1949

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will consider writing off the arrears of £51 Income Tax which has recently been demanded from Mr. L. Warman, 269, Bradford Road, Otley, who has served six years in the Armed Forces and two years abroad with Navy, Army and Air Force Institutes and is in receipt of a disability pension, and was unaware of this debt which has been incurred through no fault of his own.

I will make inquiries into this case and write to the hon. and gallant Member as soon as possible,


asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury how long it is intended that the Inland Revenue Department shall make demands on ex-Service men for arrears often two or three years old; and if he will consider introducing a scheme similar to that in use in connection with war damage compensation whereby claims that are not made before a certain date cannot be taken up.

Considerable progress has been made in dealing with these cases. Tax, however, cannot by law be remitted on the ground that there was delay in collecting it.