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Civil penalties will be introduced for people who negligently give incorrect information on their benefit claim, or don’t tell the Department for Work and Pensions quickly about a change in their circumstances. These will be civil penalties, not criminal convictions.

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The number of e-mails from fraudsters trying to take advantage of the tax credits deadline has surged, according to HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

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If you’ve received an Annual Declaration form

You should provide the information for in the Annual Declaration as quickly as possible, and definitely no later than 31 July. Your renewal pack will tell you if you have a different deadline.

The earlier you renew, the sooner the Tax Credit Office can make sure:

  • they paid you the correct amount for the last tax year
  • that you are getting the right amount of money for the coming tax year

A tax year runs from 6 April one year to 5 April the next.

If you delay renewing, you could be paid too much tax credits (an ‘overpayment’) that you have to pay back. This could build up the longer you leave it before renewing.

For more information, click on the following link


State Pension Age calculator

Posted: June 14, 2011 in DWP

When will you be eligible to claim State Retirement Pension ?

Follow this link to find out :

Department for Work and Pensions

Posted: June 14, 2011 in DWP

Everything you want to know about Welfare Benefits