Tax credits penalties – WTC7

Use this factsheet to find out about the penalties you may get if your claim for tax credits is not correct.


Tax credits penalties – WTC7

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This factsheet is for anyone who may be charged a penalty after we have made a check on their tax credits claim. It tells you:

  • what is likely to happen next
  • what you can do if we charge you a penalty
  • how to ask for a reconsideration if you disagree with the penalty
Published 2 April 2014
Last updated 6 April 2020 + show all updates
  1. The tax credits penalties factsheet for tax year 2020 to 2021 has been added.

  2. The 'Tax credits penalties: what happens at the end of a check' factsheet for tax year 2018 to 2019 has been added.

  3. The 2018 to 2019 version of this form has been published.

  4. The 2017 to 2018 version of this form has been published.

  5. Annual updates available for 2016 to 2017 tax year. New version available in Welsh.

  6. The 2015 to 2016 form has been added to this page.

  7. First published.