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Pensioners: Income Tax

Volume 460: debated on Thursday 24 May 2007

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many (a) pensioners and (b) pensioners over 80 years are paying income tax. (138393)

The number of pensioners paying income tax in 2007-08 can be found in table 2.1 “Number of individual income taxpayers” on the HM Revenue and Customs website.

There are an estimated 830,000 pensioners over the age of 80 paying income tax in 2007-08.

The information is based on the Survey of Personal Incomes, of which 2004-05 is the latest available, and projected in line with Budget 2007 assumptions.