HMRC write to tax credits claimants who may still have entitlement
19 September 2012 | by LITRG
This week, some tax credits claimants will receive a letter from HMRC (TC1154 which can be downloaded below) asking them to contact HMRC if their household income for 2011-12 was below a certain amount as they may still be due some tax credits for 2012-2013. The amount of income will be calculated based on the individual circumstances of that claimant(s).
The letters are a result of an issue identified by LITRG which meant that the income bands given on some renewal forms did not identify some people who may be due tax credits in 2012-2013 instead stating they would receive Nil from April 2012. This was due in part to the removal of the second income threshold in 2012-13 as well as the fact that for many people who had auto-renewed more than once HMRC did not hold up to date household income figures.
It is important that claimants who receive the letter carefully check their 2011-12 household income and contact HMRC by the date stated in the letter to ensure that their 2012-13 award is calculated on the most up to date income.
You can download a copy of the letter here.
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