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Tax Refunds

Volume 928: debated on Thursday 17 March 1977

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what would be the tax repayments in the week beginning 7th March 1977 paid to a married man with two children normally earning £65 a week, and without any other forms of income, if he was in receipt of unemployment benefit that week due to a trade dispute at his place of work in which he was not taking part, and had made full tax payments in the fiscal year prior to that date; who makes the repayments; and what delay there normally is in paying them.

, pursuant to his reply [Official Report, 14th March 1977; Vol. 928, c. 104], gave the following information: The tax repayment to a married man with two children under eleven years of age would in these circumstances be at the rate of about £10 £50 per week. In most cases of this kind the employer continues to operate the PAYE scheme so that the repayment is then made on the normal pay day. Alternatively, the employer may supply the necessary details to the local tax office, who will then make the appropriate repayments normally at two-weekly intervals.