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Irrecoverable debt (FOI)

Irrecoverable debt (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 29 May 2019.
Prepared internally, no external costs.


How much in unpaid tax and social security contributions has been written off in the last five years? And for what kind of reasons has it been written off?


The Government of Jersey writes-off only irrecoverable debt. Debt can become irrecoverable and written off for a range of reasons which include:

  • bankruptcy

  • serious illness or death

  • hardship

  • left Jersey and unknown location

  • triviality

The Tax and Social Security contributions written off in the last five years are as follows:



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