Policy paper

Issue briefing: Tax Credits overpayments

This briefing provides information about how overpayments may occur, how to avoid them and what to do if they have been overpaid.


Tax Credits overpayments

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Child Tax Credit helps people bringing up children and Working Tax Credit helps those working on low pay, whether or not they have children.

Since tax credit calculations can change if people’s circumstances change, overpayments can sometimes occur that we need to recoup.

Published 1 January 2013