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Tax Credits

Treasury written question – answered on 26th January 2005.

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Photo of Tom Levitt Tom Levitt PPS (Rt Hon Hilary Benn, Secretary of State), Department for International Development

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what proportion of applications for tax credits have been significantly wrongly assessed initially.

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

For the level of accuracy of processing and calculating tax credits for 2003–04 I refer my hon. Friend to page 29 of the Inland Revenue's Annual Report and Accounts for the year ending 31 March 2004. This is available on the Inland Revenue website at www.inlandrevenue.gov.uk. The Inland Revenue will similarly report against its targets for 2004–05 in due course.

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