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Tax Credits

Treasury written question – answered on 27th October 2005.

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Photo of David Laws David Laws Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer under what circumstances (a) a married couple and (b) an unmarried couple previously treated as a family for tax credit purposes is treated as separated for tax credit purposes; and if he will make a statement.

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

Information on how a family break up can affect tax credits awards is available in the changes section of the new tax credits manual which can be viewed on the HMRC website at:

http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/manuals/ntcmanual/index.htm

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