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tax credits - do they take income from a lodger into account?

(6 Posts)
zookeeper Wed 20-Aug-08 08:05:17

Does anyone know please?

booksgalore Wed 20-Aug-08 08:25:43

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

zookeeper Wed 20-Aug-08 08:38:28

thanks BG

LadyMuck Wed 20-Aug-08 08:59:56

If this is rent from a lodger in your own home, and it is exempt from tax under the Rent a Room scheme, then it is not taken into account for tax credits. Company cars are taken into account for tax credits and tax.

carrielou2007 Wed 20-Aug-08 09:07:05

The rent a room scheme is I think the first 60/65 or so is not taxed/included in your income, something like that, anything over that amount you would need to declare even if it were 10 pound a week. Otherwise they will have overpaid you and will take it back.

LadyMuck Wed 20-Aug-08 09:20:20

The rent a room limit is £4,250 per year.

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