Tax Credits

Find out about tax credits and how they can help your family.

  • Tax credit awards

    Information on how long your award of Working tax Credit and Child Tax Credit lasts and what happens at the end of a tax year.

  • Tax Credits: The Two Child Limit

    At the moment, your Child Tax Credit (CTC) award contains an amount for every child you’re responsible for. This includes qualifying young people under 20 who are still in full-time, non-advanced education. But from 6 April 2017, the law is changing.

  • How income affects tax credits

    Information on how your income affects Working Tax Credit and Child Tax Credit.

  • Tax credits – getting in touch with HMRC

    Information on using the tax credits helpline to claim Working Tax Credit, Child Tax Credit or to report a change in your circumstances.

  • Working Tax Credit and leave when you have a child

    Information on claiming Working Tax Credit if you are on maternity, paternity or adoption leave.

  • Changes in income

    Information on changes to your income while you are receiving Working Tax Credit or Child Tax Credit, covering what to report.

  • Overpayment of tax credits

    Information on overpayments of Working Tax Credit and Child Tax Credit, covering what can cause overpayments and what you can do about them.

  • Change of circumstances

    Information on the changes in your life that you need to report to HMRC if you are claiming Working Tax Credit or Child Tax Credit.