TAX NEWS: Tax credits 'wrongly paid to migrants'. By Dan Martin
Tax credits which could be worth millions of pounds have been paid to immigrants who were not entitled to receive them, the BBC has claimed.
An Inland Revenue document obtained by the broadcaster under the Freedom of Information Act suggested that between April 2003 and December 2004 2,700 migrants were wrongly paid the credits because benefit office workers were instructed to ignore any irregularities in claims.
The only requirement was a national insurance (NI) number.