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Want to get back into freelancing but worried re tax credits

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nappyrat Fri 18-Mar-16 21:49:30

Hi,

I am employed 16 hrs a week, and almost 50% of my total 'income' is tax credits (working & child), which I can't manage without.

I used to freelance (PR) & I've got the chance of a small project, but it's going to be temporary, probably increasing my income for 2-3 months, then finishing.

My dilemma is that I'd like to do it as it might help me get back into freelancing, but I'm left thinking it may not be worthwhile if my tax credits are deducted & I imagine it will be a hell of a hassle to tell the tax credits people that the change in income is temporary etc.

Any advice please?

Thanks! NR

mummytobrooke Tue 22-Mar-16 18:07:43

Do you know what your going to be earning? Use the tax credit calculator.
I'm a self employed cleaner and work 30 hr a week and my tax credits are still good

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