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Child Tax Credits - How much can you earn? The calculater is saying we will receive NIL!!!

(19 Posts)
mummatotwo Tue 18-Jun-13 09:04:06

My husband has changed jobs and halfed his salary, weve never got child Tax Credits before so I though now our income is well below £42,000 I would do the calculater on the Government site.

With one small child both parents working (me part time 20 hours per week) household income of £35,000 its saying you will receive NIL!!!

Is this correct???

gruffalocake Tue 18-Jun-13 09:12:30

Have you tried 'entitled to' website. That might help give a second opinion. I think with one child and 35k that it is likely you are entitled to nothing. It would all depen on your child are costs.

gruffalocake Tue 18-Jun-13 09:13:17

*depend on your child care costs

mummatotwo Tue 18-Jun-13 09:14:36

no child care costs. but I thought the threshold was £42,000

Knittingnovice Tue 18-Jun-13 09:15:45

I am a SAHM, we have 3DC's and earn far less than £35,000 and we are not entitled to anything either.

mummatotwo Tue 18-Jun-13 09:18:54

Just done the entitled to calculater and saying the same NIL. Maybe the threshold on what you can earn as a household has dropped?


Take a look at those entitlement tables.

MaryPoppinsBag Tue 18-Jun-13 09:23:55

It used to be higher.
We used to get £42 a month for two children on a £28k income.
Last year we got nothing on £28k as the thresholds changed.

Now we don't even bother filling the forms in.

Rockchick1984 Tue 18-Jun-13 10:03:37

Threshold is £26k with one child so no, you won't get any help.

Babyroobs Tue 18-Jun-13 10:19:56

You won't get anything , your earnings are way above the threshold.

PearlyWhites Tue 18-Jun-13 12:56:49

That threshold would only apply if you had several children, my friend has 4dc household income of £35 per tax and receives £10 a week tax credits

PearlyWhites Tue 18-Jun-13 12:57:05

pre not per

vj32 Tue 18-Jun-13 16:15:31

You earn £35k, what do you expect - have you been living in a bubble? Government have made heavy cuts to pretty much everything, including almost all benefits apart from those for pensioners. (guaranteed Tory voters)

stopthenoise Tue 18-Jun-13 21:44:13

Our income is £23k with 1 child and we get nothing. Before that, when I was working, our income was £29k and we got nothing. So it will be right that you are not entitled to anything

OnTheNingNangNong Tue 18-Jun-13 21:45:51

Its 26k for one child, £32k for two.

mizu Thu 20-Jun-13 17:14:47

We earn about £38,000 together and have two children. Don't have any tax credits anymore.

RobotElephant Thu 20-Jun-13 17:16:28

Oh dear sad

jessjessjess Thu 20-Jun-13 18:42:46

Why do you need tax credits on that income?

blackteaplease Thu 20-Jun-13 18:45:22

The threshold was £42k a couple of years ago and has been cut to £26k in the budget cuts.

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