tax credits

  • Tax credits toolkit


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    What to do when things go wrong with tax credits

    See our factsheet, Tax credits: challenging decisions for more detail on how to identify what decision has been made on your tax credits. If you have been overpaid, the first thing to do is to check whether the decision which created the overpayment is correct. See our factsheet, Tax credit overpayments for more detail on overpayments.

  • Tax credits and early years project


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    We want to contribute to a reduction in the number of families living in poverty in Scotland by maximizing the potential income available to them through the social security system. As the system moves from tax credits to universal credit over the next few years, our focus is on the families who rely on this vital support, with a particular emphasis on vulnerable families including:

  • Tax credits and early years e-bulletin - Scotland


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    Our monthly tax credits e-bulletin keeps you up to date with tax credits news and developments. You can read past editions by following the links below, or sign up to the e-bulletin here.

  • Welfare rights resources


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    CPAG in Scotland has a wide range of information and resources on benefits and tax credits. See our ebulletins and Scottish Handbooks below, or visit our factsheets page.

    Are you an adviser looking for our advice line number? See our Help for Advisers page.

  • Tax credits: claim while you can

    Issue 265 (August 2018)
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    Time is running out for tax credits. Mark Willis explains.

  • Lone parents and tax credits


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    This factsheet contains information about tax credits for lone parents.

  • Tax credit checks


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    This factsheet sets out the powers that HMRC has to check information provided as part of your tax credits claim, before or after payment has been made to you.

  • Tax credit overpayments


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    This factsheet gives an overview of how overpayments of tax credits can happen, what you can do to challenge them, and how to stop them from happening in the first place.

  • Tax credits - reporting changes


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    This factsheet sets out the main changes of circumstances that must be reported to HMRC, and how they affect a tax credits award.

  • Tax credits - the basics


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    This factsheet explains the basic qualifying conditions for tax credits and how the system works.