Find out about tax credits and how they can help your family.
Current rates of Working Tax Credit, Child Tax Credit, additional elements and income thresholds
Myth of the month – Is it true that since the changes in April 2017 you can’t claim benefits for more than two children?
From 6 April 2017 most people will no longer be able to claim the 'child element' of Child Tax Credit for their third or subsequent children born after this date.
Information on tax credit payments for childcare if you use Childcare Vouchers.
Information on tax credits, covering who may be able to get Working Tax Credit and Child Tax Credit.
An overview of Working Tax Credit
Families paying for childcare may be able to help with the costs in Working Tax Credit (WTC). This is called the childcare element of WTC.
Information on Child Tax Credit, covering who may be able to claim and the ages of children you can claim for.
If you are responsible for a child born on or after 6 April 2017, and you get Child Tax Credit or Universal Credit for two or more other children, you may not get any extra for that child. This only affects the child element of Child Tax Credit or Universal Credit. It doesn't affect Child Benefit, or extra amounts for disabled children or childcare.
From 6th April onwards, HMRC send out a pack to anyone who has had a tax credit award in the tax year which has just ended – eg 2018/2019 this year. It’s really important to look carefully at the information you receive. Even if you have stopped getting tax credits, you still need to check […]
Tax credits are worked out by adding up all the elements (see below) which apply to you. You may be entitled to elements of Child Tax Credit, Working Tax Credit or both.