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Monday, April 27th 2009, 9:33am

Tax Credits

Wasn't sure whether to put this in here or the Parenting threads so have put it there as well.

I am due in 3 weeks (or could be before).

I have just looked on the HMRC site to see if we would be entitled to tax credit. It says we would be entitled to £1032 a year Child Tax Credit but nothing for Working, based on our household income. Now I did work full time, now on maternity leave (I know they class it as still being in work full time) and DH works full time. Our household income is £33,000 a year.

On the questionnaire you have to put your childs DOB, of course not been born yet but I think if I put the due date it comes up saying the date is in the future so I put the date as last Friday just to see what is came up with!

I am assuming you cliam within 3 months of your child being born, is this right? Can I just call up and get a claim pack or is it best to speak to them on the phone?

Also I am hoping to have at least 9 months off, hopefully 1 year but I won't get any maternity pay for the last 3 months. Then I am hoping to go back part time so obviously then my circumstances will change so would I have to base it on full time work or part time work, if I'm claiming when babys born I don't know how many hours I will be working?

Hope I have explained myself ok, I'm not the best at getting my point across!

I know its pointless trying to sort anything out before the babys born but I like to get organised!

Sorry for rambling on!

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Monday, April 27th 2009, 9:43am

WTC will backdate any payments owed to you so even if can't apply until after your baby is born, you won't lose anything.

When you apply you will need to give them your income as it is at the time. After that, your circumstances will change a few times as you've explained and it's important that you call them to tell them every time. They will alter your payments accordingly and this ensures that you won't have to pay them anything back at the end of the year. I'd also suggest that every time you call them, you write down the date, time and who you spoke to. Also make a note of the exact details you gave them such as income and dates.

You could phone up for the form now, fill it in apart from your baby's DOB and have it ready to send off.





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Monday, April 27th 2009, 10:08am

Thanks for that Bells, I'll call up today for a claim pack and take it from there x









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Monday, April 27th 2009, 6:21pm

tax credit only backpay 3 months any more months after that is unpaid. we lost alot of money with dd. we didnt start claiming until she was 1yrs old that was just due to me been lazy filling the forms in. but they only repay us 3 months

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Monday, October 5th 2009, 4:19pm

Help with childcare (money)

When I go back to work and DD goes to nursery/childminder I know I have to let tax credits know of change in circumstance but how much do you have to earn (or how little or how many hours?) to qualify for help with childcare costs? Website says low income but how much is that?

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Monday, October 5th 2009, 4:29pm



The online forms will be able to tell you exactly what you are/aren't entitled to

http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/taxcredits/paymen…on-how-much.htm

http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/taxcredits/start/…dcare-costs.htm



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Monday, October 5th 2009, 4:38pm

Hadn't seen this-v.useful, thanks









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Monday, October 5th 2009, 9:34pm

Hi most of what I earn goes on childcare costs about £1100 a month and dh earns about £35,000 a year and we dont qualify for any help with child care, we just both do the childcare vouchers and they take the sting off it a bit!!!

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