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Late Tax Returns

Volume 448: debated on Thursday 6 July 2006

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people have been liable for the £100 fine imposed by the Treasury for late declaration of their annual income in each of the last three years; and how much was raised in total as a result. (81862)

I refer the hon. Gentleman to the answers I gave the hon. Member for Wellingborough (Mr. Bone) on 12 January 2006, Official Report, column 776W. The detail for last year is in the following table.

Return year 2004-05

Year issued: 2005-06

Total number issued


Year to end October 2005

Penalties paid (£ million)