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Working Tax Credits

This is a payment to top up the earnings of working people (whether employed or self-employed) on low incomes. Working Tax Credit can be paid to single parents working at least 16 hours a week, or to couples with children where both are working 16 hours or more a week. You cannot receive the Working Tax Credit if you are not working.

You could get Working Tax Credit if:

  • you’re aged 16 or over
  • you work a certain number of hours a week
  • you get paid for the work you do (or expect to)
  • your income is below a certain level

The basic amount of Working Tax Credit is up to £1,920 a year – you could get more (or less) depending on your circumstances and income.

HMRC – Working Tax Credits the basics

HMRC – What counts as work for Working Tax Credits?

HMRC – Tax Credits, Who qualifies?

Inland Revenue Tax Credit helpline

The Inland Revenue site which explains tax credits and has a calculator to help you work out your entitlement.

Telephone:           0345 300 3900