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Tax Returns

Volume 405: debated on Tuesday 20 May 2003

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To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what target the Inland Revenue has set for the number of individual taxpayers filing self assessment tax returns on the Internet: by 2005; and if he will make a statement. [114706]

The Inland Revenue Public Service Agreement 2003–2006 posted on the Inland Revenue Internet site on 14 February 2003 sets out the targets for electronic filing.The Inland Revenue has set a target of 25 per cent. of SA returns filed electronically by 2005–06. This includes SA returns filed electronically, including but not differentiating those filed by agents. Electronically means Filing by Internet Service (FBI) or Electronic Lodgement Service (ELS).