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Tax Credits Act 2002

Section 32: Failure to comply with requirements

132.This section provides that penalties may be imposed on a person (including an employer) who fails to comply with a requirement to supply information or evidence. An initial penalty of up to £300 may be imposed by the relevant appellate body after the Board have commenced proceedings for it (subsection (2)(a) and paragraph 3 of Schedule 2). Thereafter, the Board may impose daily penalties of up to £60 (subsection (2)(b)). Such penalties cannot be imposed after the information or evidence has been supplied (subsection (4)). This section also provides that a penalty of up to £300 may be imposed on a person who fails to notify a change of circumstances which may decrease the rate at which he is entitled to a tax credit in accordance with regulations under section 6 (subsection (3)). A person is not to be regarded as failing to supply information or evidence or giving the notification if it was provided within a time limit set or revised by the Board or the person had a reasonable excuse for the failure and provided the information or evidence without delay once the excuse no longer applied (subsection (5)).

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