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Challenging a Tax Credit decision - What are my options for challenging a Tax Credit decision?

Find out more about Challenging a Tax Credit decision.

What are my options for challenging a Tax Credit decision?

If you think a tax credit decision is wrong, you may be able to:

  • Ask for an explanation

  • Have the decision looked at again

  • Appeal against the decision

This guide takes you through these options.

Applies to: England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

Tax Credit overpayments cannot be appealed but can be disputed. See Tax Credit overpayments guide.

Advice: If you need advice about a benefits or tax credits decision, you should contact a benefits adviser. You can use our Find an Adviser tool to find a local one.

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