TaxPersonal TaxFresh tax credits bungle hits Revenue

Fresh tax credits bungle hits Revenue

The beleaguered Inland Revenue is under fresh attack after it emerged that some families applying for tax credits had received letters incorrectly informing them that they will not receive any payments.

Link: New tax credits ‘well within’ budget

This fresh embarrassment comes after the Revenue was forced to recruit an additional 700 staff to deal with queries about tax credits and payment delays and another debacle surrounding state pension payouts.

It has now transpired that some families have received letters telling them that payments of tax credits had been stopped when they had not even started in the first place; other were told they did not have any qualifying children, while some were told they had not followed the correct procedures in applying for the benefit, according to the BBC Online.

These were just some of the complaints the website received from unhappy taxpayers.

In response, the Revenue admitted to the BBC, that the tax credits system was ‘not working as well as we would like’.

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