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Tax Credits 2018/19: WTC and CTC Guide

What are tax credits? There are two main categories of tax credits. The two different types are Working Tax Credit and Child Tax Credits.

TAX CREDITS: This section lists the categories for claiming your rightful tax credits and allowances.

Those who qualify receive money. The UK Government sends out regular payments into your bank account.

When does Child Tax Credit stop? You can find current information on the Child Tax Credit allowance in the United Kingdom.

Find essential information and advice about what happens when your tax credits stop. Do you need to know how to appeal or complain about tax credits?

The guide also has important advice about the tax credit payment dates for 2018. Find out what happens if the benefits office stop paying your tax credits. We also explain how to claim and renew tax credits and what to do about overpayments.

Guide to Tax Credits: Category Overview

A to Z Rights to Benefits GuideA to Z Benefits Guide

BENEFITS OVERVIEW: The list of UK benefits and allowances covers all categories of social welfare. Check out your rights to financial benefits and allowances in the United Kingdom.


Changes Affecting Your Tax Credits GuideChanges affecting Tax Credits

AFFECT ON BENEFITS: Check out how tax credits affect other benefits. They do not usually affect Child Benefit but they do have an impact on Housing Benefit.

CHANGES: You must report any changes that affect tax credits to the Tax Credit Office. A change to your family or work life could mean they go up, go down, or completely stop.


Child Tax Credit GuideChild Tax Credit 2018/19

AFTER 16: At what age do Child Tax Credits stop? As a rule, Child Tax Credits stop when a child turns 16. Even so, some exceptions exist for teenagers up to 20 years old.

CTC GUIDE: You do not need to be working to claim Child Tax Credit payments. Check how much you could get if you are responsible for one or more children.

HAVING A BABY: You may qualify to claim tax credits if you have a baby. Claimants who already get tax credits may get more money if they have a baby.


HMRC Childcare Vouchers: Online Better Off Calculator GuideChildcare Voucher Calculator

CHILDCARE VOUCHERS: The online facility helps you determine whether claiming tax credits is best. Parents should use the childcare vouchers better off calculator as a general guide only.


Claim Tax Credits GuideClaiming Tax Credits

APPOINTEE: You will need permission to claim or deal with tax credits for someone else. What you want to do determines what type of permission you need.

CLAIM TAX CREDITS: The UK Government is replacing tax credits with Universal Credit. Use this guide to find out how to claim tax credits until you qualify for Universal Credit.

LEAVE THE UK: Check what happens to tax credits if you leave the UK go to live abroad. The section explains the procedures if you live overseas or go travelling.

MOVE TO THE UK: The section explains tax credits if you move to the United Kingdom. There is information for cross-border workers and those subject to immigration control.


Tax Credits Helpline GuideTax Credits Helpline UK

APPEALS: The section has information on tax credits appeal and complaints procedures. Find out which appeal form you should use and how to dispute a decision or make a complaint.

CALCULATOR: Check out how to use the tax credit calculator 2018 for the current tax year. The online tool helps you work out the total amount you might get.

CLAIM FORM: The qualifying questionnaire will help you check whether you qualify for tax credits. You can then get a tax credits claim form or correct a mistake.

ENDING A CLAIM: The section will help if you want to stop claiming tax credits. Most claimants will end their tax credits award when they start claiming Universal Credit.

HELPLINE: The guide will help you to manage tax credits with a list of numbers and addresses. You can also use downloadable forms to report changes to family and work life.

PART-YEAR PROFITS: The government part-year profits calculator will help you complete entry box 2.4 of the award review. The online tool is for self-employed workers.

RENEW TAX CREDITS: You can only renew your tax credits claim for the current tax year. Contact the tax credit helpline if you missed the application deadline.


Tax Credits Payment Dates and Overpayment GuideTax Credits Payments

PAYMENT DATES: Check your next tax credits payment dates 2018 and find out when they get paid. You may get them early if the due date falls on a bank holiday.

OVERPAYMENTS: There are several reasons why you might get a tax credit overpayment. Check how to use the HMRC tax credit repayment helpline and the correct methods to follow.


Universal Credit GuideUniversal Credit

UC GUIDE: A new benefit system is replacing tax credits. Check out how Universal Credit rules might affect you as the roll out continues across the United Kingdom.


Working Tax Credit GuideWorking Tax Credit

WTC GUIDE: The means-tested benefit can boost weekly earnings for working people on a low income. Check out Working Tax Credit eligibility criteria and how to claim it.


Tax Credits Category Overview for the United Kingdom