Debt collectors go after £1.6bn credit errors

HMRC has brought in up to 12 debt collection agencies (DCA) to reclaim £1.6bn from overpaid tax credits, according to an investigation by campaign group False Economy and The Independent.

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JCresswellTax's picture

Yeah

JCresswellTax | | Permalink

The phoned my 'friend' and asked her to repay £47.70 a month.

They eventually back down and allowed her to pay £43.20.

She was delighted.

Make them pay!

the_Poacher | | Permalink

This is the legislation our governments wanted so these people should pay up. If these people don't pay up they should be forced to pay.

carnmores's picture

yes but no need to harass and bully them

carnmores | | Permalink

In the process for what is quite often HMRC error

johnjenkins's picture

First of all get it RIGHT

johnjenkins | | Permalink

A client who had transferred on first of May from NH NHS to Cambridge NHS. Yes you got it notice of coding changing her code number and saying as she is now earning over £100000 they want £4k back in tax credits. Following day phone call chasing. Wasn't interested in her explanation that HMRC had got it wrong.

How many more just like this? RTI - crap, not fit for purpose if this is the result.

The money should be spent on catching criminal illegals that get away much much more.

Easy targets again.