Tax Credits

Treasury written question – answered at on 19 July 2004.

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Photo of Paul Goodman Paul Goodman Shadow Minister (Disabled People), Economic Affairs

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what his latest estimate is of the cost in this financial year of disregarding maintenance payments for the purposes of calculating working tax credit and child tax credit.

Photo of Dawn Primarolo Dawn Primarolo Paymaster General (HM Treasury)

holding answer 28 June 2004

Maintenance payments are disregarded from income for the purposes of calculating tax credit awards. The cost of the child and working tax credit is given in tabled C8 and C11 of the Financial Statement and Budget Report 2004 (HC 301).

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