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Letter from Tax Credits about claiming as single person

Helen Rogers
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A client has had a letter from Tax Credits telling her that she should be claiming as a single person.  It says that if you’re claiming correctly you don’t need to do anything.  She is claiming correctly as a single person, but this letter has got her worried.
Has anyone else seen these letters or heard anything about why they’re being sent out?

LITRG
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Hi Helen

This letter (or one similar to it) has been used by HMRC for quite a few years to try and get people to think about whether their single claim is correct. Does it actually say they have information that suggests she should be claiming as a single person or is it just telling her to think about?

Helen Rogers
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She has a single claim.  It seems to just be for information.  I’ve not seen the letter, but the client hasn’t said that it refers to them having any particular information.

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In that case, it sounds like the generic letter and they do send quite a few out each year and have done for a number of years.

Charles
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Just seen a couple in the last week too…