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Ask HMRC to look at their decision again.

A full list of the changes you have to report is available at www. HMRC will send you a ‘mandatory reconsideration notice’ letter telling you whether they have changed their decision.

You should do this within 30 days of the date on the HMRC letter giving you their decision. Contacting HMRC on Find out more about browsers. This happens if you delay reporting a change, or if HMRC delays acting on a change you report.

In these circumstances you cannot ‘appeal’ the overpayment itself. For further information and advice, please click here.

Ring the Tax Credit helpline on to report changes in your income and family circumstances during the tax year. Your form needs to have been received by HM Courts and Tribunals Service within 30 days of the date on the ‘mandatory reconsideration notice’ letter. What were you doing?


HMRC will usually try to recover overpayments by reducing your future payments of tax credit. If this happens you could get a letter saying you have had an overpayment of tax credit, which you may struggle to repay. Ask why your tax credits were stopped or reduced.

Where can I use a personal computer? Is this page useful? For decisions made after 6th Aprilyou can do this by: Avoiding Overpayments To help avoid overpayments, make sure you give HMRC accurate information when you make a claim or renew a claim for tax credit. Working Tax Credit – Help with the costs of childcare A guide explaining help with the costs of childcare for parents.

New leaflet available leafleets download and print for intermediaries and advisers who help and advise tax credits clients.

Tax Credit Overpayments

If HMRC insist on recovering an overpayment, or if you are otherwise unhappy with the way HMRC is handling your case, following their formal complaints procedure can sometimes help. If you are not due any future payments, HMRC will send you a letter asking you to repay in full within 30 days. Use the online form if the Tax Credit Office has paid you too much tax credits and you think you shouldn’t have to pay it back.

If HMRC decide that a change means you can no longer get tax credit, or that the amount you get should be less, you may get an overpayment. If you fail to report a change which meant your award should have been reduced, you risk having to pay a penalty, as well as having to pay back the overpayment.


HM Revenue & Customs: Leaflets on tax credits

Tax credits formal request for information July Find out more about cookies. HMRC may not realise you have been overpaid until after the end of the tax year. You should not dop26 to pay back an overpayment if you met all your ‘responsibilities’ ggov. When working out your tax credit award, HMRC will look at either your income from the previous tax year, or your estimate of what your income will be for the current tax year. Thank you for your feedback.

July Tax credits archived leaflets The following leaflets are out of date and should be used for archive purposes only. Related content Collection Tax credits: For decisions made after 6th Aprilyou can do this by:. To help avoid overpayments, co2p6 sure you give HMRC accurate information when you make a claim or renew a claim for tax credit.

This is known as ‘mandatory reconsideration’.

For more information on tax credit overpayments, please read our factsheet. If your income or family circumstances change after HMRC makes its decision, or if your estimate of your future income proves to be wrong, you will have had too much tax credit an ‘overpayment’ or too little an ‘underpayment’.