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Welfare Tax Credits

Volume 486: debated on Thursday 15 January 2009

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) in how many and what proportion of disputed tax credit cases the liabilities were (a) wholly and (b) partly written off in each month since April 2003; (246901)

(2) how many and what proportion of tax credit claims were disputed in each month between April 2003 and April 2008.

The Tax Credit Office does not separately record whether an overpayment is written off in part or in full.

For information up to and including 2007-08, I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave her on 13 October 2008, Official Report, columns 1010-11W.

The corresponding information for October and November 2008 is provided in the following table:



Number of newly disputed overpayments