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Tax Credits

Treasury written question – answered on 4th May 2004.

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Photo of Steve Webb Steve Webb Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will estimate the number of families currently receiving a manual top-up payment in respect of a child tax credit award which has been reduced because of overpayment; who will see those payments (a) terminated and (b) reduced following the finalisation of their 2003–04 awards; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Ruth Kelly Ruth Kelly Financial Secretary, HM Treasury

Since the start of the new tax year, families expected to have continuing entitlement to tax credits are receiving provisional payments based on the latest information held about their circumstances and income, while their claim for 2004–05 is renewed. Those payments may reflect the recovery of an overpayment from 2003–04, following the approach set out in Inland Revenue's Code of Practice 26, "What happens if we have paid you too much tax credit?". Families who had been receiving additional tax credit payments in 2003–04 are receiving provisional payments in the usual way, so that there is no need for continuing additional payments to them.

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