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    • textbook
    • By textbook 4th Jan 18, 12:20 AM
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    Reduced Council Tax if on Tax Credits
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    Reduced Council Tax if on Tax Credits 4th Jan 18 at 12:20 AM
    If you're on tax credits I heard youo can get reduced council tax. how do you go about that. Doing tax return and heard from council you have to open your books to them. What does that mean? What info do you have to show them?
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    • By marliepanda 4th Jan 18, 1:06 AM
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    If you're on tax credits I heard youo can get reduced council tax. how do you go about that. Doing tax return and heard from council you have to open your books to them. What does that mean? What info do you have to show them?
    Originally posted by textbook
    council tax reduction is for those on a low income, which may or may not tally with tax credit income (im not a tax credit expert but I believe CTR income cut off is much lower)

    To get CTR you will need to show your income and your capital. Iím assuming from your post you are self employed. At my council they have a self certificate of trading that you would have to fill in showing your profit for periods that they will inform you if.
    Survey Earnings 2017 - £163
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    • By Afraid of Kittens 4th Jan 18, 3:29 PM
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    Tax Credits are treated as income. Also many council's will assume a 'minimum wage' income if your self employed income is low. They use different disregards of business expenses than HMRC.
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