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    • JustRaider
    • By JustRaider 6th Dec 17, 2:18 PM
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    Child Tax credits Overpayment Query
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    • 6th Dec 17, 2:18 PM
    Child Tax credits Overpayment Query 6th Dec 17 at 2:18 PM
    Hi,

    I've received a Notice to pay child tax credits overpayment (T610) letter. It relates to the financial year ended 5/4/2017 for
    £1,126 amount to pay. I phoned the payments helpline, with
    the intention of arranging to pay the £1,126. However before
    I could negotiate, I was told that I owe other amounts relating
    to various tax years in the past. I was therefore forced in the
    position to arrange payment for a sum 4 times more than the
    amount stated on the letter.
    Should I negotiate payment on just the £1,126 or is it the total
    amount owing over the past years going back to 2004.

    Thanks,
    JustRaider
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    • Darksparkle
    • By Darksparkle 6th Dec 17, 3:06 PM
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    • #2
    • 6th Dec 17, 3:06 PM
    • #2
    • 6th Dec 17, 3:06 PM
    What do you mean by negotiating? Do you mean agreeing to a payment plan or do you expect to negotiate to reduce the amount owed?
    • JustRaider
    • By JustRaider 6th Dec 17, 5:24 PM
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    • #3
    • 6th Dec 17, 5:24 PM
    Child Tax credits Overpayment Query
    • #3
    • 6th Dec 17, 5:24 PM
    Hi Darksparkle,

    I'm agreeing to a payment plan. As the letter
    concerned the financial year ended 5/4/2017,
    I understood the payment plan would be based
    on the overpayment for that particular year only.
    • Darksparkle
    • By Darksparkle 6th Dec 17, 6:56 PM
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    • #4
    • 6th Dec 17, 6:56 PM
    • #4
    • 6th Dec 17, 6:56 PM
    Well you can make a plan for that yes but if you do have other overpayments then they will obviously highlight this to you and attempt repayment.
    • JustRaider
    • By JustRaider 6th Dec 17, 10:58 PM
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    • #5
    • 6th Dec 17, 10:58 PM
    Child Tax credits Overpayment Query
    • #5
    • 6th Dec 17, 10:58 PM
    Hi Darksparkle,

    Yes, but the response I received concerned arranging a plan
    to cover the overpayments for the financial year up to
    5/4/2017 ANDall the other overpayments for
    previous years.
    Like I had no choice in the matter.
    • Darksparkle
    • By Darksparkle 7th Dec 17, 7:29 AM
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    • #6
    • 7th Dec 17, 7:29 AM
    • #6
    • 7th Dec 17, 7:29 AM
    To be honest, that’s their job, to recover overpayments. So yes they might be a little pushy on that front. It won’t go away and they are getting more powers to deduct from wages etc so best to come up with a plan with them yourself that’s manageable to you.
    • JustRaider
    • By JustRaider 7th Dec 17, 11:41 AM
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    • #7
    • 7th Dec 17, 11:41 AM
    • #7
    • 7th Dec 17, 11:41 AM
    Hi Darksparkle,

    OK Thanks for your advice. I'll arrange a payment plan.
    • globalscouse
    • By globalscouse 7th Dec 17, 3:10 PM
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    • #8
    • 7th Dec 17, 3:10 PM
    Repayment paid after tax???
    • #8
    • 7th Dec 17, 3:10 PM
    I've also got a repayment notice which is fine, I knew it was coming as they didn't stop the payments fast enough when I told them my circumstances had changed. Regardless, what I don't understand is why the repayment I make is taken from my Net income.
    If the award is base on my circumstances ie Gross income, and I then get an over payment, this is based against the award and my Gross income. So should the repayment not be taken before I pay income tax. Just feels like they're getting two bites of the apple.
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