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Can someone explain tax and child credits

(4 Posts)
2014isagoodyear Fri 29-Aug-14 21:46:43

I am paid tax and child credits each month. My work is now paying me extra money because they are taking away my pension so I am getting a lump sum paid into my wages, I phoned the tax credit line and they have sent me a revised claim and it's only going down by about £20 a month this year but it said the estimated monthly payment next year will be 120 less. Can this be right? My work are only paying me £1000 extra?

CogitoErgoSometimes Sat 30-Aug-14 00:06:18

You can check the award either on the HMRC website or the benefits checker at What you'll probably find is that your extra £1000 has taken you over a particular threshold.

2014isagoodyear Sat 30-Aug-14 10:36:05

Thats what I thought might happen. I've had a look on the web sites but was wondering if anyone knows if it better to earn less. I get £15700 and adding the extra £1000 on it looks like they are going to take it all back next year by giving me £100 less a month?
I thought it was real time and if you informed them it would not effect next years claim.

Babyroobs Sat 30-Aug-14 11:03:40

Earning the extra could possibly be taking you over the threshold for working tax credits, meaning you will lose those and just get child tax credits.

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