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Can someone explain tax credits to me

(6 Posts)
bigspender30 Wed 06-Aug-08 21:54:30

specifically the part where you get some of your child care paid for? What are the thresholds and how many hours a week do i have to work ( i think its 16). I am married so I know my hubbys income will be included. Also are the rules different if I go freelance and work from home?

fortyplus Wed 06-Aug-08 21:57:12

It is 16 hours. I think the combined income above which you get nothing is about £58K.

Best just register and give them all your details and they'll just work out what (if anything) you're entitled to.

This year we had four separate letters telling us we won't get anything hmm

Good luck! smile

Sidge Wed 06-Aug-08 21:57:30

I don't think there is anyone alive that can explain the tax credits system grin

You have to work 16 hrs a week or more, and it is means tested as to whether you get any help with childcare.

You can work out here whether you might qualify and how much you might get.

SingingBear Wed 06-Aug-08 22:00:39

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fortyplus Wed 06-Aug-08 22:02:24

Think how much the postege must cost! shock Why don't they just e-mail it?

bigspender30 Wed 06-Aug-08 22:06:14

thanks all. I used the calculator which was great!

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