Bill Dodwell considers who is best placed to supply information to HMRC
In 1944, the Pay As You Earn system was introduced and about 12 million adults started to find their employer deducting tax from their salaries and wages. The system was introduced due to government and Inland Revenue concern that the old system of payment in arrears did not work well for the much larger working population now subject to income tax. There was a particular issue that the high wartime wages would be reduced after the war – and taxpayers might not have put money aside to pay their taxes.
An evolving system