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Offline lorrainec

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National Defence Tax Form, 1940
« on: Wednesday 10 July 19 22:52 BST (UK) »
Can someone give me some info on this form? Was it for veterans? Was it a pension?
Thanks!
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Re: National Defence Tax Form, 1940
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 11 July 19 21:30 BST (UK) »
Hi Lorraine

I'm not sure of the form you are referring to, but the National Defence Tax imposed in 1940 was an additional tax to personal income tax, to help fund WW2 and the costly aftermath.
Basically, people who didn't make enough that normally they would be taxed were now paying tax, and regular taxpayers were paying even more.  I can't remember if corporations also paid it or not (it's been too many decades since school!).

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Re: National Defence Tax Form, 1940
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 11 July 19 21:43 BST (UK) »
Hi lorrainec

I was wondering if  you might be thinking of the following? I think it is a bit different than the tax mentioned by bbart.

https://thediscoverblog.com/2013/08/08/the-1940-national-registration-file/

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Re: National Defence Tax Form, 1940
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 13 July 19 13:40 BST (UK) »
It is the tax form. Thanks for the info!  I did not realize there was a 1940 national register in Canada. Might be an interesting read!  Thanks again for the info!

Lorraine
Clewes - Canada
Humphreys - Surrey, Grenada, Canada
Clark - Scotland