If you are having problems getting information from a partner or ex-partner about their income and entitlement to receive Child Benefit payments, you can ask HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) for certain types of information. There is an online form to help you do this.
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You should only use the online form if you have not been able to talk to your partner or ex-partner about their income and entitlement to receive Child Benefit.
If this applies to you, you can only ask if you have an individual income of more than £50,000 in a tax year and you live with that partner, or you or your partner have moved in or left during that year.
If you have a tax agent or adviser, they can request this information as long as they are formally authorised to act on your behalf.
You won't be able to save any information that you type into the online form, so have the following information handy:
This is important as it helps HMRC to confirm your identity. They have a duty of care to protect you and will not reply if they think that confidentiality may be breached.