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HMRC slammed over tax credits bungle

Public Accounts Committee says £1.4bn is likely to be written off

HMRC has been accused of be writing off
£1.4bn in overpaid tax credits by the all party
Public
Accounts Committee
.

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
vulnerable families.’

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