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HMRC internal manual

Tax Credits Manual

HM Revenue & Customs
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Extra information: glossary: I

Inflated income

Where the actual or estimated income hasn’t been provided for a year, the tax credits computer may ‘inflate’ the income details previously held in order to calculate the award for the next year.

To do this, the income amount that is held is inflated by the ‘average earnings inflation rate’. The resulting amount is known as ‘Inflated Income’.

Where this has happened, the inflated figure will continue to be used until it’s replaced by a figure provided by the customer.

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