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Welfare Tax Credits: Correspondence

Volume 475: debated on Tuesday 13 May 2008

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will place in the Library a copy of the latest version of each tax credit (a) form, (b) standard award notice and (c) standard letter sent to claimants. (204483)

Guidance notes for the tax credits claim form and renewals forms are available on the HM Revenue and Customs website at

http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/taxcredits/forms-leaflets.htm

together with checklists for the award notice.

Award notices are tailored to individual circumstances and individually printed as required rather than existing in a standard format.

HMRC do not have a definitive up to date list of standard letters but estimate that there are currently around 200 letters which are replaced or updated at intervals as HMRC learn more about what information they need to provide to their tax credits customers. It would not be practicable to keep up to date copies of all these items in the House Library.