outstanding tax credits?


G

Grouchy.Oldgit

While surfing the Web for information on tax credits I came across a
Web site from taxcredits.org.uk stating that many people are owed a
tax credit payout from the Inland Revenue for the period 2002/3. The
site invites those that might be eligible to claim through it, but
then states a £94 processing / administration charge is deducted from
successful claims.

As these payments are made to those on relatively low incomes isn't it
outrageous that their entitlement is reduced by a significant amount
merely for claiming what they are owed. Is it possible to make a claim
directly from the Inland Revenue, and if so what is the procedure and
to what office should the claim be addressed?
 
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Robbie

While surfing the Web for information on tax credits I came across a
Web site from taxcredits.org.uk stating that many people are owed a
tax credit payout from the Inland Revenue for the period 2002/3. The
site invites those that might be eligible to claim through it, but
then states a £94 processing / administration charge is deducted from
successful claims.

As these payments are made to those on relatively low incomes isn't it
outrageous that their entitlement is reduced by a significant amount
merely for claiming what they are owed. Is it possible to make a claim
directly from the Inland Revenue, and if so what is the procedure and
to what office should the claim be addressed?
Phone the tax credits helpline and discuss it with them. You'll need
your P60s.
 
T

tim \(not at home\)

While surfing the Web for information on tax credits I came across a
Web site from taxcredits.org.uk stating that many people are owed a
tax credit payout from the Inland Revenue for the period 2002/3. The
site invites those that might be eligible to claim through it, but
then states a £94 processing / administration charge is deducted from
successful claims.

As these payments are made to those on relatively low incomes isn't it
outrageous that their entitlement is reduced by a significant amount
merely for claiming what they are owed. Is it possible to make a claim
directly from the Inland Revenue, and if so what is the procedure and
to what office should the claim be addressed?

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This is just a commercial company offering you a service.

Do you think it outgareous that Sainsbruys charge poor people for food that
they need to stay alive, or do you think that they should get it for free?

tim
 
A

Andy Pandy

While surfing the Web for information on tax credits I came across a
Web site from taxcredits.org.uk stating that many people are owed a
tax credit payout from the Inland Revenue for the period 2002/3.
This is likely to refer to the old Children's Tax Credit (don't
confuse this with the Child Tax Credit which is part of the current
tax credits system post Apr 2003).

The Children's Tax Credit ran for 2 tax years from Apr 2001-Apr 2003.
It was claimable via your tax return/PAYE code. Apparently a lot of
people didn't claim it and there seem to be a lot of leeches out there
who want lots of money to tell you about it.

If you had a child under 16 in those tax years and didn't claim it,
phone your tax office (the income tax people, NOT the tax credits
people) and tell them. I'm not sure what timescale you've got to claim
it in, 6 years seems to ring a bell, but the tax office will tell you.
If you haven't got your tax office number (it may be on your payslip),
see:

http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/menus/contactus.shtml

It was worth about £520 a year IIRC, and double in the second year
only if you had a baby at the time. It was scaled down if you paid 40%
tax.

The other tax credit at the time (pre Apr 2003) was the WFTC, which
was heavily means tested and I doubt you'd be able to make a backdated
claim for that now.
 
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Andy Pandy

tim (not at home) said:
While surfing the Web for information on tax credits I came across a
Web site from taxcredits.org.uk stating that many people are owed a
tax credit payout from the Inland Revenue for the period 2002/3. The
site invites those that might be eligible to claim through it, but
then states a £94 processing / administration charge is deducted from
successful claims.

As these payments are made to those on relatively low incomes isn't it
outrageous that their entitlement is reduced by a significant amount
merely for claiming what they are owed. Is it possible to make a claim
directly from the Inland Revenue, and if so what is the procedure and
to what office should the claim be addressed?

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This is just a commercial company offering you a service.
Why are they using an "org.uk" domain then? These are meant for
not-for-profit organisations.
Do you think it outgareous that Sainsbruys charge poor people for food that
they need to stay alive, or do you think that they should get it for
free?

Bad analogy. It a bit like being charged for directions to
Sainsbury's.

Luckily the OP was sensible enough to post on a forum like this where
he'll get advice for free.
 
A

Andy Pandy

Robbie said:
Phone the tax credits helpline and discuss it with them. You'll need
your P60s.
No, it sounds like it's the income tax office he wants. The tax
credits people won't deal with the old Children's Tax Credit as that
was part of the income tax system.
 
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Mark

This is likely to refer to the old Children's Tax Credit (don't
confuse this with the Child Tax Credit which is part of the current
tax credits system post Apr 2003).

The Children's Tax Credit ran for 2 tax years from Apr 2001-Apr 2003.
It was claimable via your tax return/PAYE code. Apparently a lot of
people didn't claim it and there seem to be a lot of leeches out there
who want lots of money to tell you about it.
A lot of people didn't claim it because they didn't know about it!
(including me).
If you had a child under 16 in those tax years and didn't claim it,
phone your tax office (the income tax people, NOT the tax credits
people) and tell them. I'm not sure what timescale you've got to claim
it in, 6 years seems to ring a bell, but the tax office will tell you.
If you haven't got your tax office number (it may be on your payslip),
see:

http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/menus/contactus.shtml
This is the general contact us page - do you have any idea which
agency I need to contact? I've tried the current Tax Credits
department , but they say it's not them.

Mark.
 
A

Andy Pandy

Mark said:
A lot of people didn't claim it because they didn't know about it!
(including me).


This is the general contact us page - do you have any idea which
agency I need to contact? I've tried the current Tax Credits
department , but they say it's not them.
It's not the tax credit department. You need your income tax office.
If you've had a PAYE coding notice it'll have the phone number. If not
check your payslip/P60 and it'll have a tax reference with a 3 digit
number. Go here and enter that number to find your tax office's phone
number:

http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/local/individuals/index.htm
 
M

Mark

On Tue, 18 Mar 2008 17:43:27 -0700 (PDT),
While surfing the Web for information on tax credits I came across a
Web site from taxcredits.org.uk stating that many people are owed a
tax credit payout from the Inland Revenue for the period 2002/3. The
site invites those that might be eligible to claim through it, but
then states a £94 processing / administration charge is deducted from
successful claims.

As these payments are made to those on relatively low incomes isn't it
outrageous that their entitlement is reduced by a significant amount
merely for claiming what they are owed. Is it possible to make a claim
directly from the Inland Revenue, and if so what is the procedure and
to what office should the claim be addressed?
The fact that this page is all one large graphic and has no text rings
alarm bells for me.

How did you find this site anyway? It doesn't appear on any searches
I do.

M.
 
R

Robbie

Mark said:
On Tue, 18 Mar 2008 17:43:27 -0700 (PDT),


The fact that this page is all one large graphic and has no text rings
alarm bells for me.

How did you find this site anyway? It doesn't appear on any searches
I do.

M.
The web address was only registered on 9 February and yes, there's no
text links, it's just one large graphic (apart from the link to the
warmfrontgrants site - which is registered to the same address as
taxcredits.org.uk). The registrants are called "Wes and Dave" and the
"ecowarrior" at the following address:

6 Bosley View
Congleton
CW12 3TU
GB

Yes, I can see why alarm bells might be ringing.
 
T

Tim

Why are they using an "org.uk" domain then?
These are meant for not-for-profit organisations.
That's only a very loose "meant for", though,
and even Nominet doesn't follow that... See:-
http://www.nominet.org.uk/registrants/aboutdomainnames/rules/

"Rules of Registration and Use of Domain Names
"...
"4. General Rules
"...
"4.4 We do not impose restrictions on your status as applicant for the
registration of a Domain Name in the following SLDs ("Open SLDs"):
"4.4.1 .co.uk; or
"4.4.2 .org.uk.
"In the SLD Charter of the SLD Rules for the Open SLDs
we do set out certain intentions regarding the class of
applicant or use of registrations of the Domain Name ...
However, we do not forbid applications, and
will take no action in respect of registrations
that do not comply with the SLD Charters..."

Bad analogy. It a bit like being charged for directions to Sainsbury's.
No it's not - it's like being charged to *take* them to Sainsbury's.

The site isn't just offering to *tell* them about it,
they'll *process* the claim too ("claim through it").

If you asked a cabbie for directions, he might tell you
for free but he wouldn't drive you there without charging!
 
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Rob S

-The registrants are called "Wes and Dave" and the
-"ecowarrior" at the following address:

who are most likely a Chas & Dave tribute band.

All together now...

You won't stop talking, why don't you give it a rest..
You got no directions to Sainsbury's, so setup a website and sell them to
people.
 
R

Robbie

Rob said:
-The registrants are called "Wes and Dave" and the
-"ecowarrior" at the following address:

who are most likely a Chas & Dave tribute band.

All together now...

You won't stop talking, why don't you give it a rest..
You got no directions to Sainsbury's, so setup a website and sell them to
people.
speaking of selling (food), that address was previously used to run a
takeaway website, a "one stop shop for UK takeaways" (www.takeaways.tv,
now parked)

quite a change in direction, from takeaways to tax credits...
 
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Rob S

-quite a change in direction, from takeaways to tax credits...

Both sound initially appealing, but leave a nasty taste in the mouth..
 

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