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Inland Revenue Documents

Volume 167: debated on Monday 12 February 1990

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To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many different standard forms, letters and notices are currently being used by the Inland Revenue; and if he will list the 20 most frequently used of these documents, and the approximate annual usage of each of these.

The Inland Revenue has approximately 8,200 different forms, notices and so on in use, of which 2,500 are used in correspondence with persons outside the Department. The 20 external documents most frequently used are as follows:

FormTypeApproximate annual usage (millions)
P3(T)PAYE Coding Notes28·0
P2(T)PAYE Coding Notice26·0
P46Notification: new employee19·0
Tax ReturnNotes: simple profit statement insert16·4
P30B(Z)Payslip16·0
PHPAYE Working Sheet1·50
P14Statement of employee's pay etc15·0
300 CodaSchedule D assessment14·7
MIRAS 70Application to pay mortgage interest under the MIRAS Scheme14·0
P15Employee's PAYE coding claim13·0
P45Employee's leaving certificate11·5
11 NotesTax Return: Notes11·2
P6(T)Employers PAYE coding notification8·5
64DSchedule D assessment: Notes7·2
64Appeal notification6·7
P1Tax Return: employee earning below £8,5006·5
P1 NotesTax Return Notes employee earning below £8,5006·5
11Tax Return—self employed taxpayer5·7
P70(T)Schedule E assessment5·6
11PTax Return—employee5·5