July 26, 1955 (22nd Parliament, 2nd Session)

LIB

James Joseph McCann (Minister of National Revenue)

Liberal

Mr. McCann:

It all depends on what the hon. member means by collecting. We do not in all instances have to go out and take it out of them. I am trying to point out that $875 million was deducted by the employer at the source and sent in to the Department of National Revenue. The other was collected by means of notices or what was sent in as final payment or payments in quarterly instalments. For instance, members of parliament have deductions made from their allowances and those are sent in. But a member may have investment income or be paying quarterly instalments. Many people are lax and have to be reminded that their payments are due. Receipts have to be sent out, and all of this is included in the process of collection.

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