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Have you renewed your tax credits yet? More than half a million people haven't and risk losing them.

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Cuts to the benefit system have seen nearly 16,000 people in London alone referred to bailiffs for non-payment

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Money alert: HMRC's tax snatch from your bank account

Plans allowing the taxman to reclaim money directly from people's bank accounts have been attacked this week. HMRC wants powers to take money from any account, including Isas and joint accounts, if they believe someone owes taxes.

The report said: 'Incorrectly collecting money will result in serious detriment to taxpayers.'

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It is expected that Chancellor George Osborne will pay for the rise by making more people eligible for the 40p rate

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Chairwoman Margaret Hodge believes the complicated system could easily be manipulated

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The deadline for filing your 2012-13 return is midnight on 31 January, otherwise you'll be fined

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