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Sarawak And North Borneo (Taxation)

Volume 476: debated on Wednesday 28 June 1950

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asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies why Income Tax in Sarawak and North Borneo is confined to tax on companies.

Income Tax is to be extended to individuals as soon as certain difficulties can be overcome. In particular trained technical staff, of which there is an acute shortage, has to be obtained to operate the tax. The yield from individual taxation is expected to be comparatively small.