Letter from the Paymaster General to the
Chairman of the Committee
Eighth Report from the Treasury Committee,
Session 200102 (HC 681)
Inland Revenue: Self Assessment Systems
The Government welcomes the interest shown by the
Committee in Self Assessment. As you know, the Inland Revenue
is itself currently reviewing Income Tax Self Assessment. The
Committee's report makes a valuable and important contribution
to improving the system and many of the recommendations involve
work currently being considered. I attach the Government's detailed
response to the Committee's recommendations.
At my appearance before the Committee, I offered
to let them know about the Self Assessment Review's progress and
I will write to you on this separately in a few weeks.
May I just finish by thanking the Committee for what
I thought was an extremely useful exercise.
11 October 2002