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Childcare costs dropped will it affect tax credits?

(6 Posts)
Discomama Tue 14-Jan-14 08:24:11

And when do I tell them? I suspect straight away, my monthly childcare costs have dropped from £150 a month to £17 a month due to DS's funding. Just wondering how much it will affect my tax credits, and do I need to tell the benefits people too??

cranberryorange Tue 14-Jan-14 08:31:43

Yes, tell them straight away unless you fancy getting a massive bill in the near future!

Discomama Tue 14-Jan-14 08:36:53

Thanks - I thought so! Do the benefits people need to know? Can't remember if that was a question on the original form ...

CogitoErgoSometimes Tue 14-Jan-14 08:41:02

Tax credits are the only benefit that take child-care costs into account. The rest usually depend on income.

Discomama Tue 14-Jan-14 08:49:48

Great, thanks for the help!

Emmam202 Tue 14-Jan-14 18:07:31

If you get housing benefit etc you need I let them know as well as it does count towards their calculations too.

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