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Now taxman plans to raid bank accounts of struggling families it overpaid tax credits

‘The taxman is already under fire over proposed powers to plunder unpaid income tax direct from people’s bank accounts

But it emerged last night that under controversial new powers Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs will also be allowed to snatch money from low-paid families in receipt of tax credits.

Even struggling families who are only held to owe the Government money because of mistakes by HMRC will still face having the cash snatched straight from their banks.’

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