Victims of the middle-class child benefit crackdown: One family's been billed £3,000 because they drive a company car. Another faces a £500 fine after getting a pay rise



Families who mistakenly claim child benefit are being hit with fines of up to £2,000 and ordered to pay back thousands of pounds.
Money Mail can reveal that tens of thousands of middle-class families are having their finances scrutinised by the taxman to find if they have wrongly collected child benefit.
Some are then being hit with backdated bills for years of missed payments and face additional penalties.
Those affected have been caught out by a controversial shake-up to child benefit in 2013 that barred higher earners from receiving the £1,076-a-year payout.
Previously, all parents,... read more

 
4 April 2018 in Business, Views: 47
Source: Daily Mail
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