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Taxpayers given stronger protections to prevent them being caught out by third-party tax rebate firms

New measures designed to protect taxpayers against the "unscrupulous tactics" used by some third-party tax rebate firms have been announced by HMRC.

11 January 2023

Over a million people on tax credits will get their second cost of living payment from TODAY - here's what's happening

Over a million people who claim tax credits will get their second cost of living payment from today (23 November). Below we breakdown who's eligible and how you'll be paid, plus what to do if you don't receive your payment but think you should have.

23 November 2022

60,000 people caught out by tax rebate firm Tax Credits Ltd to be refunded by HMRC - here's how you'll get your money back

The UK tax office is to refund 60,000 people that had tax rebates processed by Tax Credits Ltd. The move comes after a MoneySavingExpert.com investigation found that the third-party tax rebate firm was alleged to have submitted claims using forged signatures, without consent, and made it difficult for people to get hold of any money owed.

30 September 2022

Millions of people on tax credits to get their first cost of living payment from 2 September - here's what's happening

Millions of families who claim tax credits will get their first cost of living payment from 2 September, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has announced. Here's all you need to know and how you'll be paid.

2 September 2022

Get tax credits or Tax-Free Childcare? You need to tell HMRC if your circumstances have changed post-Covid

If you get tax credits or Tax-Free Childcare you now need to tell HMRC if your circumstances have changed post-Covid-19. That's because a temporary relaxation of the eligibility criteria for both benefits is coming to an end, and you are expected to notify the tax office of any permanent changes.

1 October 2021

Over one million have just seven days to renew their tax credits

More than a million people are yet to renew their tax credits, with just one week to go until the 31 July deadline

24 July 2018

Tax credit claimants who didn't appeal Concentrix decisions will have cases reviewed by HMRC

People who didn't appeal decisions made by Concentrix to amend or cancel their claim will have their cases reviewed

6 February 2017

Victims of Concentrix tax credits shambles receive almost £87,000 in compensation

Tax credit claimants whose payments were wrongly stopped by outsourcing firm Concentrix have been compensated by HMRC

17 January 2017

Have you been missing out on tax credits for your disabled child? You could be owed £1,000s

Thousands of households entitled to refund from the Government after missing out on tax credits for disabled children

28 November 2016

Autumn Statement 2016: Universal credit cuts scaled back

Planned taper rate cuts to universal credit scaled back

23 November 2016