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STBExH's 'kindness' leaving me £250pm worse off!

(44 Posts)
ProphetOfDoom Thu 04-Jul-13 21:02:46

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allnewtaketwo Tue 09-Jul-13 15:13:42

"However as another way of looking at it, why should nrps be denied the right to a tax break supposedly available to all working parents"

And that is "guff" because?

allnewtaketwo Tue 09-Jul-13 15:16:16

"child maintenance isn't supposed to cover childcare allnew"

Cm is a percentage of the NRP salary towards upkeep of the child. Nowhere is it stipulated what the Pwc should spend that on

Bonsoir Tue 09-Jul-13 15:16:31

A non-resident parent doesn't require childcare, let alone deserve a tax break for it.

allnewtaketwo Tue 09-Jul-13 16:06:19

Many NRPs require, use and pay for childcare Bonsoir.

ThingummyBob Tue 09-Jul-13 16:16:09

It's not a tax break available to all parents at all.

It is specifically a salary sacrifice scheme only. Available to employees who qualify if their company offers the scheme.

It is not at all mandatory for employers to offer it and take up is low.

It is no use for the self employed, those who work in minimum wage jobs or those who cannot find childcare which accepts the vouchers.

allnewtaketwo Tue 09-Jul-13 16:18:22

And that's relevant to this situation because.....

Note my post said "supposedly available to...."

Bonsoir Tue 09-Jul-13 16:18:24

"Many NRPs require, use and pay for childcare Bonsoir."

I know but it is not a good situation when NRPs pay for the childcare used by the RP. Many years of experience tells me that this is not a good situation to be in.

ThingummyBob Tue 09-Jul-13 16:23:39

I didn't say it was relevant confused I said it was guff - you said it wasn't.

It's not supposedly available to all parents, never has been. Therefore, tis guff.

<<bangs head>>

allnewtaketwo Tue 09-Jul-13 16:24:25

Relying on your ex who earns 2300pm to pay you 700pm to cover your mortgage snd council tax probably isn't a good situation to be in either. Lots of people aren't in ideal situations. Such is life

allnewtaketwo Tue 09-Jul-13 16:25:07

Bang away, might knock all that anger out if you

ProphetOfDoom Tue 09-Jul-13 16:40:39

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ThingummyBob Tue 09-Jul-13 17:54:40

You win allnew

Idiotic rationale is clearly your forte wink

Matilda of course finances will change when dependant children live with one parent only full time. I wouldn't care what "Xenia" thinks as she is not real

allnewtaketwo Tue 09-Jul-13 18:41:07

Do you have a sore eye with all that winking or us it just a squint?

ProphetOfDoom Tue 09-Jul-13 20:38:13

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peteypiranha Wed 10-Jul-13 08:12:06

allnew- You obviously dont understand the system. No couple or single parent on 26k would accept childcare vouchers. They could end up £1000s a year worse off.

allnewtaketwo Wed 10-Jul-13 12:58:40

They're not jointly on 26k though.

ProphetOfDoom Wed 10-Jul-13 19:34:56

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ThingummyBob Wed 10-Jul-13 20:15:59

Because you can only declare the net cost of childcare after vouchers in a claim for childcare tax credits.

It depends on the actual circumstances but for 3 children in childcare I imagine you are better off not taking the vouchers and getting CTC on the whole amount.

There is a calculator here but it doesn't seem to be working at the mo hmm

ProphetOfDoom Wed 10-Jul-13 21:12:08

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