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Stop HMRC taking Tax Credits from the Self-Employed

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HMRC have started targeting the self-employed with the intention of stopping their Working Tax Credits and demanding repayment of Tax Credits already paid, for previous years.

They are sending out questionnaires wich require  the recipient to provide detailed information and evidence to prove the actual hours worked in expectation of payment as opposed to hours worked per week to run the business. Only the hours worked which will actually result in direct income from that work will be counted as working hours.

They require you to prove every area of your business activity enabling them to then calculate your income, divided by the hours worked to produce that income. If it falls beneath the National Working Wage of £7.20 per hour worked for payment, they will stop your Tax Credits.

This will affect many self-employed people especially those in the following businesses: Photographers, Entertainers, Artists, Authors, Actors, Taxi Drivers, Chauffeurs, Gardeners, Hairdressers, Child Carers, anyone working from home and many other such self-employed people who don't earn money, every hour that they are working.

This is simply another clever ploy by our Tory Government to take away benefits which you are entitled to. They've done it to the disabled and now they're doing it to the small business self-employed.

If this has already happened to you, demand a tribunal hearing or contact Citizens Advice and ask them to do it for you.

Fight  for your rights.Sign this petition to show the Government  that this will not be tolerated.

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