Inland Revenue tax credits
- Great Britain Parliament House of Commons Committee of Public Accounts
- TSO (The Stationery Office)
Following on from a report by the National Audit Office the Committee has examined the problems encountered by the Inland Revenue in administering the new tax credits schemes (for Child Tax Credits and for Working Tax Credits), introduced in April 2003.
These include late payments for thousands of claimants, as well as overpayments of tax credits (estimated at between £510 to £710 million); problems due in large part to deficiencies in IT systems.
The report considers the Inland Revenue's responsibilities for these problems, lessons to be learned, the compensation arrangements for claimants and recovery of overpayments. Conclusions reached include that the Inland Revenue should have been more realistic in setting the timetable for testing and introducing the new credit schemes and had better contingency arrangements to deal with problems, and their failure to do so has caused serious financial difficulties for many thousands of citizens.
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