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United States (Double Contribution Liability)

Volume 961: debated on Tuesday 23 January 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what representations have been made to the United States Government on double contribution liability for social security; and what has been the response.

The British Embassy in Washington has emphasised to the United States authorities our concern about the demands for social security and unemployment taxes now being made by the United States Internal Revenue Service in respect of British business men making short visits to the United States. These representations are now being considered by those authorities, and urgent arrangements are being made for detailed talks between officials of both Governments to explore ways of avoiding double contribution liability.