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Tax Credits Overpayments - What should I do if I don't think I have been overpaid?

A tax credit overpayment can happen if: - you give incorrect or incomplete information when making or renewing a claim - you fail to notify a change of circumstance - you don’t report significant increases in income - you don’t renew your tax credits on time - HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) make an error. This guide explain more about them and what to do if you think you have been overpaid.

What should I do if I don't think I have been overpaid?

You can’t appeal against a decision to recover a tax credit overpayment, even if the overpayment was the result of HMRC making an error. However, you can appeal if you think the amount of tax credits you were awarded in the first place was wrong and therefore there should be no overpayment.

See our Challenging a Tax Credit decision guide.


Reviewed: August 2017

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