Latest additions to the Tax Credits areas of the site
Updated 22 January 2015
Two new sets of regulations - SI.No.32/2015 and Commencement Order No. 21 - issued in relation to the further roll-out of universal credit.
Updated 8 January 2015
New decision considers the onus of proof for establishing ‘reasonable grounds for believing’ a tax credit award is incorrect.
Updated 19 December 2014
New regulations issued that allow the DWP, alongside HMRC, to collect tax credit debt (covering overpayments, penalties and interest) so that the DWP can collect that debt by the methods it uses to collect its own debt, including deductions from benefit and Direct Earnings Attachments.
Updated 4 December 2014
Our ‘Pathfinder & national roll-out information’ page has been updated to include the latest information on the roll-out of universal credit.
Updated 3 December 2014
The new tax credit rates for 2015/2016 were published on 3 December 2014 alongside the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement 2014.
Updated 1 December 2014
NAO concludes that it is too early to determine if the DWP will achieve value for money in its implementation of the UC programme.
Updated 10 November 2014
New regulations that provide for miscellaneous amendments, including in relation to HMRC’s definition of ‘blind’.
Updated 27 October 2014
HMRC publishes findings from three tax credit ‘customer’ surveys.
Updated 14 August 2014
Just added: New commentary on the NAO’s report on HMRC’s 2013-14 accounts from the Low Incomes Tax Reform Group.
Updated 11 August 2014
Minutes from the May 2014 meeting of HMRC’s Benefits and Credits Consultation Group are now available.
Updated 30 July 2014
Our tax credits forms, notices and checklists section has been updated to include copies of the latest (April 2014) HMRC publications.
Updated 30 July 2014
Our tax credits leaflets section has been updated to include copies of the latest HMRC leaflets.
Updated 27 May 2014
New consultation about a new power which will allow HMRC to recover debts from the accounts of debtors who are able to pay what they owe but have chosen not to do so.
Updated 21 May 2014
New ‘Transitional Provisions’ regulations now available.
Updated 7 May 2014
New 52 page guide for advisers from the Low Incomes Tax Reform Group
Updated 30 April 2014
Check out our tax credit pages for the latest regulations consolidated by LexisNexis.
Updated 29 April 2014
Tax Credits Act 2002 and Welfare Reform Act 2012 consolidated by LexisNexis to April 2014 now available.
Updated 9 April 2014
New version of COP 26 now available.
Updated 23 January 2014
Update: the majority of the text from LITRG’s Tax Credits handbook is incorporated into revenuebenefits and has now been updated for the 2013/14 tax year.