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Welfare Tax Credits: Overseas Residence

Volume 470: debated on Tuesday 8 January 2008

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the likelihood of tax credit claimants not telling HM Revenue and Customs when they take up residence abroad; how many tax credit claims were found to be invalid because a claimant has gone abroad in the latest period for which figures are available; what research has been carried out into the effectiveness of checks to protect against wrong or fraudulent claims by workers who have gone abroad; and if he will make a statement. (172848)

The information requested is not available.

HM Revenue and Customs has robust strategies in place for tackling non-compliance including a range of checks throughout the life of each claim. And it continually refines and develops its processes to ensure it can tackle those who seek to claim awards to which they are not entitled, and respond quickly when new compliance risks are identified.