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United States Taxation (Short-Term Visitors)

Volume 958: debated on Tuesday 14 November 1978

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what discussions he has held with his EEC counterparts on the possible liability to United States social security and federal unemployment taxes of companies incorporated in EEC countries and their employees making short-term visits to the United States of America; what representations the Council of Ministers has made to the United States Government; and if he will make a statement.

None. Inquiries are being made of the United States authorities to establish the circumstances in which taxes might be imposed in such cases. I will write to the hon. Member as soon as the position has been clarified.