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Tax credit question

(11 Posts)
LittleBoSqueak Wed 02-Jan-13 16:04:13

If i am a single mum.

Have 2 children

Want to take a TA job that is paid between 14,241 and 16,144 but is part time and for 17.5 hours per week

What would i recieve in tax credits?

Maths was never my strongest subject and i am tying myself in knots!

Many Thanks if you can help!

Rockchick1984 Wed 02-Jan-13 17:09:11

Go on www.entitledto.co.uk and it'll work it out for you smile

LittleBoSqueak Wed 02-Jan-13 21:34:14

I tried but couldn't do it.

LadyMaryChristmas Wed 02-Jan-13 21:38:33

17.5 is half full time hours, so use the lower figure of 7, 120 as your income (unless you're qualified and have bags of experience). It should be a full entitlement to tax credits or there about as it's not a great deal of money. It will affect housing/council tax benefit though.

DeafLeopard Wed 02-Jan-13 21:39:55

IIRC TAs don't get paid holidays so it will actually be 75% of the £7120 that LadyMary mentioned as you only get paid for 40 weeks.

LittleBoSqueak Wed 02-Jan-13 22:16:44

so £5340? is what i should enter?

LadyMaryChristmas Wed 02-Jan-13 22:20:16

yup.

LittleBoSqueak Wed 02-Jan-13 22:29:25

is it correct as it seems to be saying that i wouldn't pay tax or national insurance?

LittleBoSqueak Wed 02-Jan-13 22:34:14

i can't answer the pension question! should i just put zero?

Llareggub Wed 02-Jan-13 22:38:16

You'll automatically join the council pension scheme unless you opt out. You'll contribute approximately 6% of your salary I think.

LittleBoSqueak Wed 02-Jan-13 22:52:45

Thankyou for helping me!

(I found the answers to the tax and NI questions)

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