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Welfare Tax Credits

Treasury written question – answered on 21st May 2008.

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Photo of Danny Alexander Danny Alexander Liberal Democrat, Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether requests for TC647 forms are recorded by the Tax Credit Office or HM Revenue and Customs; how many TC647 forms were sent to tax credit claimants in each year since their introduction; and how many claimants have been sent them.

Photo of Jane Kennedy Jane Kennedy Financial Secretary, HM Treasury

holding answer 15 May 2008

Requests for TC647 forms are recorded on each individual customer's tax credit record and it is not possible to provide the number of requests.

The number of TC647 forms issued in the last four years was:

Number of forms TC647 issued
2004-05 58,486
2005-06 60,899
2006-07 11,619
2007-08 1,603

Information is not available for 2003-04.

The marked reduction in the numbers of TC647s issued in 2006-07 and 2007-08 illustrates the improvements made to the award notice from April 2006, which now provide the information tax credits customers need to help them better understand their awards.

This information corrects the figure provided on 29 November 2005, Hansard, column 348W

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