Tax Credits

On 17 November 2014 HMRC will be launching a very small pilot using 1,000 Tax Credit claimants. HMRC will be looking at instances where data it holds from the RTI system does not match data that a Tax Credit claimant has provided in respect of their current year income. Claimants selected for the pilot will receive a text message from HMRC telling them that the data does not match and asking them to contact HMRC to discuss the issue further. Claimants will need to check the text message carefully to see whether HMRC intend to make changes to their award in the event that they do not contact HMRC. If you receive one of these texts please contact us, as RTI data will not include any allowance for deductions for pension contributions or gift aid so claimants should not just accept that HMRC data is correct.