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MRS. G RUNDY'S JOTTINGS.

CORRESPONDENCE.

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CORRESPONDENCE. INCOME TAX GRIEVANCES. To the Editor of the BARRY DOCK NEWS." SIR,-As the time approaches for the Chancellor of the Exchequer to make his Budget speech, the interest of Income Tax payers is being awakened, and amongst those who have given any attention to the report of the Departmental Committee appointed by the late Goverment to enquird into certain matters in regard to the Income Tax there is not unnaturally considerable anxiety as to whether the present Chancellor will adopt any of the views expressed in the very one-sided report of the Committee. All careful readers of the report must have been struck by the fact that the Committee seem to have acted as though they had been appointed solely in the interests of the Revenue, for it is difficult to see that any of their recommendations would be to the advantage of taxpayers. Perhaps one ought not to have expected any other result from a committee constituted as the Departmental Committee was, and it is to be hoped that their report will not be the last word upon the subject. Had the Committee called some of those who are daily engaged in assisting taxpayers to resist the too often unjust demands of the Inland Revenue Authorities there can be no doubt that their report would have been less one-sided. For, while there is in their report a great deal concerning the evasion of their liabilities by Income Tax payers, they had no evidence tendered of the arbitrary actions of many Inland Revenue officials and of their illegal methol of extorting fromtaxpayeralargeauma which theyare under no liability to pay. I am continually having cases of this kind brought to my attention, and I think it is a very unsatisfactory feature of the present method of administering the Income Tax Acts that the Inland Revenue Authorities do not hesitate to employ means to obtain payment of considerable sums from taxpayers which they iii°'i recover by any legal machinery. I snail be glad to hear from any of your readers who are asked to pay tax alleged to be due from them in respect of duty said to have been insufficiexitlv paid. Y In regard to claims for the reduction of assessments or for repayment of Income Tax it cannot be too widely known that Inland Revenue Officials are not expected to give taxpayers the benefit of their knowledge as to any abatements, allowances or deductions they may be entitled to, but which through ignorance of their rights they do not specifically claim. Your readers should remember that no time must be lost iu lodging claims which have to be made within three years of April 5th 1903.-Yours. etc., A. M. SCARFF, F.S.A.A. Poultry, London, E.C., 21st February ,1906. I MR. HILAIRE BELLOC, M.P.

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