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Payment - direct payments: Direct payments - cancelling and re-issuing (AG)

To deal with cancelling and re-issuing a tax credits payment, consider steps 1 to 13.

Step 1

Before you continue with this guidance, follow the guidance in TCM0042260 

then, if you can continue with this process, and you want to

* cancel a BACS payment, direct system cashcheque, User Requested Payment or manual cashcheque payment posted in CY or PY, go to .
* re-issue a BACS payment or direct system cashcheque payment, go to .
* request, authorise or reject a User Requested Payment, go to .
* cancel a direct system cashcheque, User Requested Payment or manual cashcheque payment posted in PY-1 , go to .
* re-issue a manual payment for all years, go to .

Step 2

From the AMBS Function Menu

  • select Function PAYMENTS
  • select Function RECORD APPLICANT FAILED PAYMENT
  • enter the NINO of the customer to whom the payment was issued in the Key Entry Data screen

    • If the payment was made in the Previous Year, select [Previous]
    • If the payment was made in Current Year, select [OK]. You’ll be taken to the Record Applicant Failed Payment screen where the 15 most recent payments are shown

Note: If you’re taken to the Select Award screen, select the relevant award and then select [OK]. You’ll then be taken to the Record Applicant Failed Payment screen.

then

  • go to .

Step 3

On the Record Applicant Failed Payment screen

  • select the payment to be cancelled

Note: If the entry in the Payment Method column is ‘Giro’, select [Details] and check the serial number in the ‘Giro Serial Number’ field to identify the correct payment, particularly if more than one payment was issued on the same date.

  • select [Details]. You’ll be taken to the Cancel Applicant Payment screen
  • select the appropriate reason from the Cancel Reason box

Note: Make sure that you select a reason that is appropriate to the entry in the Payment Method column. There is only one reason to select if the payment method is BACS and six to select if the payment method is giro.

  • select [OK]. You’ll be taken back to the Record Applicant Failed Payment screen

    • If there are more payments to be cancelled, repeat the actions above for each payment to be cancelled
    • If there aren’t any more payments to be cancelled, and it’s

    • appropriate to re-issue the cancelled BACS payment or direct system cashcheque payments, go to .
    • appropriate to re-issue the User Requested Payments, go to .
    • appropriate to re-issue the manual cashcheque, go to .
    • not appropriate to re-issue the cancelled payments, select [OK]. An entry will be created on the Applicant Failed Payments work list. Take no further action.

Note: If you cancel the wrong payment by mistake, follow the guidance in TCM0212300 then return to this guidance.

Step 4

Check the year the payment relates to.

  • If the payment relates to CY or PY, go to .
  • If the payment relates to PY-1, go to .
  • If the payment relates to PY-2 or earlier, go to .

Step 5

If the payment relates to CY or PY

  • select Function RECORD FAILED PAYMENT
  • enter the NINO of the customer to whom the payment was made in the Key Entry Data screen

    • If the payment relates to PY, select [Previous]
    • If the payment relates to CY, select [OK]. This will take you to the Record Applicant Failed Payment screen where the 15 most recent payments are shown
  • select the cancelled payment

Note: If more than one payment has an entry in the Payment Status column of ‘Cancelled’, re-issuing any one payment will re-issue all the cancelled payments.

  • select [Re-issue]. The message ‘Have you cancelled all the appropriate payments prior to re-issue?’ will display

    • If all the payments that need to be cancelled have been cancelled prior to re-issue, select [Yes]. This will prompt re-profiling of the payments
    • If all the payments that need to be cancelled haven’t been cancelled prior to re-issue, select [No]. This will take you back to the Record Applicant Failed Payment screen

then

  • return to the previous guidance you were previously following.

Step 6

If the payment relates to PY-1 and PY-2

  • use Function AMEND APPLICATION choosing the Correction option
  • go to the Income screen
  • note down the PY-1 income figure of the customer to whom the failed payment was made to
  • amend the income details by one penny - for example, if the income figure is £1000.00, enter £1000.01 in the 2006-2007 Income field
  • select another income field on the same screen

Note: If an (S) for System Estimated Income is present in the field next to the Income field, this will be changed to (E) for Estimated Income.

  • return to the income details and change the income back to the original amount - for example, if the income figure is £1000.01, enter £1000.00
  • select ‘Household’ on the toolbar menu
  • select ‘Details’, the Household Details screen will display
  • select the Manual Correspondence - ‘Yes’ checkbox

Note: If a Manual Correspondence signal is already set, you don’t need to set one.

  • select [OK]. This will take you to the Amend Finish screen
  • select ‘Paper’ from the Source drop down menu
  • select [OK]

    • If the message ‘S18 Refinalisation Rules - Potential inappropriate refinalisation for CCYY-CCYY. If you have the authority to re-finalise under S19, S20 or S21 of the Tax Credit Act 2002 or due to an appeal decision. Press OK to process the change or Cancel’ displays

    • the changes you are making will re-finalise the claim, follow the guidance in TCM0042260 before making any changes

    then, if you can make the change

    • select [OK] on the message
    • go to .

    • If the message ‘S18 Refinalisation Rules - Actual Income for CCYY-CCYY is required. This change will not be accepted’ displays

    • you won’t be able to make the change because the PY actual income is required, follow the guidance in TCM0042260 before making any changes

    then, if you can make the change

    • select [OK] on the message
    • go to .

    • If the message ‘S18 Refinalisation Rules - You do not have the authority to re-finalise CCYY-CCYY. This change will not be accepted. Please refer to the appropriate team’ displays

    • the changes you are making will re-finalise the claim
    • select [Cancel]. You’ll be taken to the Amend Application Details screen
    • select [Cancel]
    • when the message ‘All changes to the application will be lost for this session, do you wish to proceed?’ displays, select [Yes]
    • pass the case to a Level 2 User or your manager. For more information, use ‘Level 1 and Level 2 users’ on TCM0320260 
    • take no further action.

    • If none of the messages display, go to .

Step 7

If the payment relates to PY-3 or earlier

  • use Function AMEND APPLICATION, choosing the Correction option to set a manual correspondence marker
  • select ‘Household’ on the toolbar menu
  • select ‘Details’, the Household Details screen will display
  • select the Manual Correspondence - ‘Yes’ checkbox

Note: If there’s a Manual Correspondence signal already set, you don’t need to set one.

  • select [OK]. This will take you to the Amend Finish screen
  • select ‘Paper’ from the Source drop down menu
  • select [OK]

    • If the message ‘S18 Refinalisation Rules - Potential inappropriate refinalisation for CCYY-CCYY. If you have the authority to re-finalise under S19, S20 or S21 of the Tax Credit Act 2002 or due to an appeal decision. Press OK to process the change or Cancel’ displays

    • the changes you are making will re-finalise the claim, follow the guidance in TCM0042260 before making any changes

    then, if you can make the change

    • select [OK] on the message
    • go to .

    • If the message ‘S18 Refinalisation Rules - Actual Income for CCYY-CCYY is required. This change will not be accepted’ displays

    • you won’t be able to make the change because the PY actual income is required, follow the guidance in TCM0042260 before making any changes

    then, if you can make the change

    • select [OK] on the message
    • go to .

    • If the message ‘S18 Refinalisation Rules - You do not have the authority to re-finalise CCYY-CCYY. This change will not be accepted. Please refer to the appropriate team’ displays

    • the changes you are making will re-finalise the claim
    • select [Cancel]. You’ll be taken to the Amend Application Details screen
    • select [Cancel]
    • when the message ‘All changes to the application will be lost for this session, do you wish to proceed?’ displays, select [Yes]
    • pass the case to a Level 2 User or your manager. For more information, use ‘Level 1 and Level 2 users’ on TCM0320260 
    • take no further action.

    • If none of the messages display, go to .

Step 8

Use MAINTAIN HOUSEHOLD NOTES and select the ‘Payments’ category to record the appropriate note

‘PA11 - Message for Manual Corre Team - Please send any award notices issued between (insert - todays date and 3 working days later) to storage then remove the Man Corre marker. (Gp?/TM?/initials)’

‘PA12 - Message for Manual Corre Team - Please send any award notices issued between (insert - todays date and 3 working days later) to storage - please do not remove the Man Corre marker. (Gp?/TM?/initials)’

Note: You must follow the guidance in TCM0152060 when you record the note and also follow the guidance in TCM0152160.

then

  • return to the previous guidance you were previously following.

Step 9

Use Function USER REQUESTED PAYMENT

  • On the Function Menu

    • select ‘Payments’
    • select ‘User Requested Payment’
    • enter the customer’s NINO in the Key Entry Data screen
    • select the All checkbox
    • select [OK]

    Note: Payment requests for different tax years need to be requested separately.

then

  • If you’re taken to the Select Award screen

    • select the relevant award
    • select [OK]. You’ll then be taken to the User Requested Payment screen
  • If you’re taken to the Select Individual or Select Household screens, use the information you hold to establish which individual or household to select. Once established

    • select the applicable individual or household
    • select [OK]. You’ll then be taken to the Select Award screen
    • select [OK]. You’ll then be taken to the User Requested Payment screen
    • If the User Requested Payment - Signals screen displays, select [Cancel] on the User Requested Payment signal box

then

  • go to .

Step 10

From the details with the returned or missing payment referral or rejected payment you received

  • select the User Requested Payment screen
  • go to the User Requested Payment box
  • select the cancelled or rejected payment
  • select [Details]. You’ll be taken to the User Requested Payment Detail screen
  • make a note of the

    • payment amounts
    • tax credits types
    • payment recipient
    • reason for payment
    • rejection reason for rejected requests

then

  • select [Cancel]. You’ll be taken back to the User Requested Payment screen
  • go to .

Step 11

On the User Requested Payment screen

  • select [Request Payt]. You’ll be taken to the User Requested Payment Detail screen

Note: If [Request Payt] is disabled, refer case to TALLO for advice.

  • enter the CTC and/or WTC amounts you’ve calculated in the relevant CTC and/or WTC amount fields, deducting the amount of any replacement payments already made.
  • select the payment reason from the Reason For Payment drop down menu

Note: If the default payee for either tax credit isn’t displayed, select the appropriate payee from the Payment Recipient drop down menu.

  • select [OK]. You’ll be taken back to the User Requested Payment screen

Note: Where CTC and WTC are paid to different payees, you must request separate user requested payments for each credit (unless there’s a genuine reason to pay both credits to the same payee). If an appointee is present on the claim, payments will automatically be issued to the appointee, no matter which payee is selected.

Note: The minimum total amount a user requested payment can be made for is £1.00 and the maximum total amount is £350.00. If you want to request a payment with a total amount over £350.00 you will have to request further payments.

Note: If you want to make changes to a user requested payment you’ll have to cancel out of the screen and re-request the payment. Any other requests you have made will also need to be re-requested.

then

  • If you need to request further payments, go back to .
  • If any other circumstances apply

    • select [OK]

    then

    • return to guidance you were previously following.

Step 12

To cancel the payment, enter the following details on the locally stored ‘Cancellation of giros’ shared spreadsheet

  • customer 1, name and NINO
  • customer 2, name and NINO
  • cashcheque serial number
  • value of the cashcheque
  • year payment posted in

then

  • save the spreadsheet before exiting
  • email the spreadsheet (This content has been withheld because of exemptions in the Freedom of Information Act 2000)  
  • send the spreadsheet by taxpost (This content has been withheld because of exemptions in the Freedom of Information Act 2000) including a photocopy of TC241 or returned cashcheque, following Data Security process
  • set a clerical BF date on the claim to allow RF Worthing to action the case and to reply

then, once payment has been cancelled by RF Worthing

* to re-issue a direct system cashcheque, go back to .
* to re-issue a manual cashcheque, go to .

Step 13

Use Function View Household Account

  • enter the NINO of the customer to whom the payment was issued in the Key Entry Data screen
  • select the relevant award period where the issued payment is posted
  • select [Postings]
  • check the cashcheque serial number
  • cashcheque amount

then

  • complete form TC648 noting on the form ‘NEW TC648 Manual Payment Replacement request’, ensure that the address details are fully completed and that all actions on the form TC648 checklist are complete
  • email the form TC648 titled ‘NEW TC648 Manual Payment Replacement request’ to your manager for the replacement payment to be authorised

then

  • return to the guidance you were previously following.