The PAC said combined with £500m cost of revamping the system, it would bring
losses from overpayments to £1.9bn.
Edward Leigh, chairman of the
committee, said: ‘Billions of pounds, far more than those who thought up the
system ever envisaged, are still routinely overpaid to claimants.
‘Very large amounts have to be written off. And the attempts to recover
overpayments from genuine claimants have caused significant suffering to many
Report argues that the government must change the way it makes tax and budget decisions
Andrew Tyrie airs views on the Finance Bill, 'Making Tax Policy Better' report, and Brexit
Drastically fewer offices for HMRC in the hope to reduce their running costs
Laurence Field, the head of tax at national audit, tax and advisory firm Crowe Clark Whitehill outlines the 6 'unexpected items' regarding HMRC's Making Tax Digital plans