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Welfare Tax Credits: Overpayments

Volume 461: debated on Monday 18 June 2007

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many appeals against repayment of overpaid tax credits remain unresolved due to computer or other technical issues; and how many of the outstanding cases have been unresolved for (a) one to three months, (b) three to six months, (c) six to 12 months and (d) over 12 months. (142477)

HM Revenue and Customs has around 19,500 disputed overpayment cases that cannot be fully resolved due to technical issues.

A breakdown of this figure in the requested format is not readily available and could be compiled only at disproportionate cost.