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Is Your Case Over 6 Years Old?

Paula23rd November 2013

(Updated 15 July 2014) The Limitation Act 1980 basically says that most debts that have not been pursued or had repayments made (see note 1 below) on them, within 6 years of the bill first becoming due (see note 2 below), should be considered ‘statute barred’ (i.e. unenforceable). For the Scottish Prescription and Limitation Act 1973, the … Read the Rest …

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The Difference Between Appeals and Disputes.

Paula22nd November 2013

(Updated 24 June 2014) The difference is explained in full below, but in short, an Appeal is for when you feel HMRC’s Tax Credit Office have used the wrong basic facts to calculate an award (or an overpayment). A Dispute is for all other Tax Credit overpayments. Please also see the section about Notional Entitlement Offsetting … Read the Rest …

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Being Harassed By HMRC Or A Debt Company For Repayment Of A Tax Credit Overpayment?

Paula21st November 2013

(Updated 15 July 2014) Before our main article about HMRC harassment, (further below), many of you now seem to be getting identical and out-of-sequence demands recently. HMRC seem to be sending practically the same letter to anyone with an outstanding balance, regardless of whether there is an ongoing dispute or appeal. But it can be hard to … Read the Rest …

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HMRC Say You’re A Couple When You’re Not?

Paula5th February 2013

(Updated 24 June 2014) Jump straight down page to: During The First Investigation Request To Review Previous Decision If HMRC Have Made Their Decision: Appealing Have They Stopped Your Payments? Harassed For Repayment During Your Appeal? If HMRC are investigating your single claim, or have already said they think you are part of a couple, … Read the Rest …

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New HMRC ploy against the self employed and separated parents?

Paula13th May 2012

I’ll freely admit I have no other sources of reference or comment on this, but after spending another couple of hours going through the latest emails, I’m seeing more and more evidence of a pattern in many new TC overpayment cases . It started with the self employed and now includes claimants who have recently … Read the Rest …

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HMRC Still Can’t Take Responsibility!

Paula30th September 2010

As you will have seen in the media over the past few weeks, a new process of tax reconciliation is showing up a far larger scale of PAYE underpayment than usually seen. So now PAYE tax underpayments are crippling people and HMRC still haven’t learned to take responsibility. Although this was warned about several months … Read the Rest …

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HM Revenue & Customs 2009-10 Accounts

Paula29th July 2010

This week we learn from the Comptroller and Auditor General’s report on HMRC’s 2009-10 accounts that the Treasury is still struggling to recover tax credit overpayments made in error. Thanks to the efforts of Tax Credit Casualties and other welfare groups and charities to advise people of their rights, HMRC’s “collection rate for tax credits … Read the Rest …

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The Real Cost Of HMRC Blunders

Paula4th May 2010

Read the article, by Tanya O’Rourke, at the Bradford  Telegraph & Argus I have been working with Tax Credit Casualties for 5 years and in that time have heard many, many examples of how the system is failing hard working claimants, but this week I have heard a claimant’s story to top them all! Lisa-Marie … Read the Rest …

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Stories Of Hardship Upon Injustice

Graham9th April 2010

Over the years, HMRC have always stated that they will consider any hardship issues caused by the repayment of Tax Credit overpayments. Different issues of the COP26 comic have mentioned it in different ways. The current version of COP26 actually mentions the word twice, without actually saying anything helpful. But here’s a question, and hopefully … Read the Rest …

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Revenue ‘Failing To Answer Calls’

Paula25th March 2010

More than 40% of calls to HM Revenue and Customs last year went unanswered despite a drive to encourage phone queries. Read the BBC news report Now why doesn’t this surprise us? Because anyone who has tried to contact HMRC by phone to sort out a problem, or query an award notice, or report a … Read the Rest …

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