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    • Mark15788
    • By Mark15788 19th Apr 17, 12:01 PM
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    Will I get any working tax?
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    • 19th Apr 17, 12:01 PM
    Will I get any working tax? 19th Apr 17 at 12:01 PM
    This is a new claim. I have never applied nor received any working tax before.

    I was told to apply because last tax year April 16 to April 17 I was getting JSA and it asks for that income.

    However my actual job annually pays just under 15k and I'm contracted to 35hours per week.

    I have no children and I'm single.

    Is it correct I could still get something as it goes off last tax years income or have I been misinformed?
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    • marliepanda
    • By marliepanda 19th Apr 17, 1:05 PM
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    • 19th Apr 17, 1:05 PM
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    • 19th Apr 17, 1:05 PM
    This is a new claim. I have never applied nor received any working tax before.

    I was told to apply because last tax year April 16 to April 17 I was getting JSA and it asks for that income.

    However my actual job annually pays just under 15k and I'm contracted to 35hours per week.

    I have no children and I'm single.

    Is it correct I could still get something as it goes off last tax years income or have I been misinformed?
    Originally posted by Mark15788
    I'm not 100% sure on the single male limits but I think you're over it.

    It's based on last year unless it's gone up more than 2.5, and it has. Your award won't be based on your JSA.
    Survey Earnings 2017 - £163
    • Darksparkle
    • By Darksparkle 19th Apr 17, 1:11 PM
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    • 19th Apr 17, 1:11 PM
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    • 19th Apr 17, 1:11 PM
    Assuming you are over 25 and no disabilities:

    Your tax credits would be based on your income for this tax year less £2,500.

    So if you earn £15,000 your tax credits will be based on £12,500. Your award would be approx £5 per week.

    From April 2018 your tax credits would stop (assuming rates don't change)
    • Mark15788
    • By Mark15788 19th Apr 17, 2:43 PM
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    • 19th Apr 17, 2:43 PM
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    • 19th Apr 17, 2:43 PM
    So why when asking you for your income they ask for last years and not this years? How do they make their decision without them knowing what this years income is?
    • marliepanda
    • By marliepanda 19th Apr 17, 3:03 PM
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    • 19th Apr 17, 3:03 PM
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    • 19th Apr 17, 3:03 PM
    So why when asking you for your income they ask for last years and not this years? How do they make their decision without them knowing what this years income is?
    Originally posted by Mark15788
    That's just how they do it. It starts based on last year then you update it to give an estimate for this year.
    Survey Earnings 2017 - £163
    • Mark15788
    • By Mark15788 19th Apr 17, 3:11 PM
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    • 19th Apr 17, 3:11 PM
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    • 19th Apr 17, 3:11 PM
    So they will give me working tax to start with but I best give them an estimate for this year straight away in case they over pay me?
    • Darksparkle
    • By Darksparkle 19th Apr 17, 3:11 PM
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    • 19th Apr 17, 3:11 PM
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    • 19th Apr 17, 3:11 PM
    The claim form asks for last year's income. You then get an award letter asking you to report any changes including this year's income.
    • Mark15788
    • By Mark15788 19th Apr 17, 3:15 PM
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    • 19th Apr 17, 3:15 PM
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    • 19th Apr 17, 3:15 PM
    Thanks, that has helped me understand the process better, appreciated
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