Official Statistics

Quality report: Tax Credits error and fraud statistics

Estimates of error and fraud within Working Tax Credit (WTC) and Child Tax Credit (CTC) have been produced for all years since their introduction in 2003 to 2004.


Quality Report: CTC and WTC error and fraud statistics

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The estimates are based on the results of HMRC’s Error and Fraud Analytical Programme (EFAP) which involves investigations by compliance officers into the circumstances, as reported at finalisation, in a stratified random sample of 4,000 tax credit awards.

Published 31 January 2014