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    • Steb33
    • By Steb33 9th Nov 17, 11:27 AM
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    Child benefit help
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    • 9th Nov 17, 11:27 AM
    Child benefit help 9th Nov 17 at 11:27 AM
    I've recently had a bill through the door for three previous tax years where apparently I owe back child benifit, this is despite never claiming it, or receiving a penny of it, my wife deals with all that, and neither of us were ever told about a change in the law! On top of that I've been fined for not filing tax returns despite being PAYE, surely they can't change the law, not tell you then leave you to build up debt for 4 years that you have no idea about then land you with a huge bill?? Can I challenge this legally?
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    • Comms69
    • By Comms69 9th Nov 17, 11:35 AM
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    • 9th Nov 17, 11:35 AM
    Well do you earn over the threshold? (either you or your wife)
    I doubt you've been fined for not filling tax returns, but rather not updating your claim.


    Ofcourse the law can change without you being told, it happens quite regularly. It's down to you to keep up to date with things - especially those likely to affect you
    • haras_nosirrah
    • By haras_nosirrah 10th Nov 17, 2:09 PM
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    • 10th Nov 17, 2:09 PM
    There has been a lot of press and news about those earning over 50k having to declare and possibly repay child benefit (50k to 60k is tapered and over 60k you get nothing)

    They may not have told you personally but there was a lot of advertising about it.
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    • haras_nosirrah
    • By haras_nosirrah 10th Nov 17, 2:23 PM
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    • 10th Nov 17, 2:23 PM
    someone has legally challenged it and failed

    http://www.bailii.org/uk/cases/UKFTT/TC/2017/TC05577.html
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