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Tax credits appeals: consultation

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HMRC is seeking views on the impact of changing the tax credits appeals process to mirror planned changes to the appeals process at the Department for Work and Pensions.

‘The aim is to explore ways of simplifying the tax credits appeals process by introducing a mandatory consideration of revision before appeal,’ HMRC said.

‘It is anticipated that this will significantly reduce the number of appeals to be heard by the Courts and Tribunal Service and ensure continued alignment and consistency of treatment with the revised DWP appeals legislation and processes which DWP are aiming to bring in by April 2013.

‘Tax Credits appeals are heard in the Social Entitlement Tribunal Chamber and follow the same procedures as DWP cases now. This change will ensure that the processes continue to be aligned.’

Tax credits: Mandatory consideration of revision before appeal invites comments by 2 October 2012.