I've been claiming these for 4 years and I've had a sudden realisation I might be doing it all wrong.
Do you take off the amount you pay from childcare vouchers before declaring you total childcare costs? I can't find anything that says you do but I want to be sure as it obviously makes a huge difference
If you are claiming childcare vouchers via salary sacrifice, you cant claim tax credits on the same amount. However if the vouchers dont cover the full cost, ie £250 costs, £200 vouchers then you can submit £50 as your childcare cost.
It is on the form somewhere re not claiming for both on the same amount.