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Welfare Tax Credits: Overpayments

Volume 465: debated on Tuesday 23 October 2007

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many claimants had their tax credits overpaid by (a) under £1,000, (b) £1,000 to £1,999, (c) £2,000 to £2,999, (d) £3,000 to £3,999, (e) £4,000 to £4,999, (f) £5,000 to £5,999, (g) £6,000 to £6,999, (h) £7,000 to £7,999, (i) £8,000 to £8,999, (j) £9,000 to £9,999 and (k) over £10,000 in the financial year (i) 2003-04, (ii) 2004-05, (iii) 2005-06 and (iv) 2006-07. (160364)

Information on the number of awards with an over or under payment of tax credits in 2003-04, 2004-05 and 2005-06, by size of over or under payment, is produced in Table 3 of the HMRC publications “Child and Working Tax Credits Statistics. Finalised Annual Awards. Supplement on Payments In.” for each relevant year. These publications are available on the HMRC website at:

http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/stats/personal-tax-credits/cwtc-quarterly-stats.htm

The same information for over and under payments in 2006-07 will not be available until May 2008.