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HMRC clarifies you only get a Concentrix lump sum if all tax credits were stopped

Only if your entire tax credit claim was wrongly stopped by Concentrix you'll receive a lump sum repayment

Concentrix tax credits shambles - how to appeal and try to get credits backdated

If your tax credits were stopped, here's what to try - plus some of the many stories we've received from those affected

HMRC faces backlog of 2,000 tax credit appeals after ending Concentrix contract

Around 2,000 appeals against tax credit cuts will be examined by HMRC after it axed the contractor Concentrix

HMRC to axe tax credit checking firm Concentrix

Concentrix, the firm which checks people's entitlement to tax credits, won't have its contract extended beyond May 2017

Got kids who've just finished their exams? Tell the taxman

If your child's still studying or starting approved training, tell HMRC or risk losing child tax credits and benefit

HMRC plans 'penalty points' system for those who miss tax returns deadline

The Government's proposing new penalties for those who are late filing their tax returns or paying their tax bill

Bank with Barclays, Halifax or Co-op? You may need to pay tax on your rewards

Current account 'rewards' may not be included in the Personal Savings Allowance - a new scheme reducing savings tax

WARNING! Now it's not just scam HMRC emails – expect calls too

Fraudsters pretending to be from HMRC are calling unsuspecting consumers – but you can fight back against these phoneys

3.2 million could have paid the wrong tax amid HMRC job cuts chaos

Taxpayers have borne the brunt of recent HMRC staff cuts in the form of increased costs

Filed your self-assessment tax return yet? Don't miss the 31 January deadline

If you don't file your return by the end of this month, you'll get a hefty £100 fine and pay interest on any tax owed

HMRC customer service 'worse than abysmal'

HMRC's level of customer service is now so unacceptably poor that it could be a "threat to tax collection"

Thousands vent Twitter fury at HMRC over long call waits

Frustrated callers tweeted HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) more than 11,500 times over the past year to complain