HMRC update COP26 Tax credits: what happens if you've been paid too much

Released 06 April 2019

HMRC have updated Code of Practice (COP) 26: What happens if we’ve paid you too much tax credits to reflect changes effective 6 April 2019.

COP 26 provides detailed information on tax credits overpayments, including:

why overpayments can happen;

how to pay an overpayment back (and when you do not have to);

challenging the recovery of an overpayment;

what happens to your overpayment if you ask for your tax credits award to be reconsidered.

It also covers what individuals and the Tax Credit Office should do to help get tax credits right to avoid an overpayment.

View the updated Tax credits: what happens if you've been paid too much (COP26).

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