It seems that more than one million tax credit renewal notices with incomplete information have been sent to homes by HMRC.
HMRC has apologised for the error, but said that the omission had not affected the calculations made for proposed payments.
When this year's automatic renewal notices were sent out, 1.2 million
of them omitted income details.
HMRC has subsequently sent a follow-up letter with these income details used in its tax credits calculations, and said human error was to blame for the original fault.
"We are sorry that this happened, and for any inconvenience caused. We want to make sure we have paid customers the correct amount.
A significant proportion of these customers are self-employed, and we need to confirm their previous tax year's income has been correctly accounted for and to make sure they don't miss the opportunity to give us an estimate if they are not certain about their income for this year."
Recipients should check their annual renewal carefully.
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