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    • Kieronluke
    • By Kieronluke 12th Oct 17, 10:17 PM
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    Childcare vouchers and working tax credits
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    • 12th Oct 17, 10:17 PM
    Childcare vouchers and working tax credits 12th Oct 17 at 10:17 PM
    Hi all,

    Just a quick question. My fianc!e is planning on returning to work after being on maternity leave, we are a bit confused by our options and support with regards to childcare.

    My employer offers childcare vouchers and we are wondering if we will still get help towards our nursery fees when claiming then. Itís all a bit confusing and we canít seem to get a straight answer from anyone. Does anyone have any advice. Many thanks.
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    • By _shel 13th Oct 17, 6:07 AM
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    • 13th Oct 17, 6:07 AM
    Hi all,

    Just a quick question. My fianc!e is planning on returning to work after being on maternity leave, we are a bit confused by our options and support with regards to childcare.

    My employer offers childcare vouchers and we are wondering if we will still get help towards our nursery fees when claiming then. Itís all a bit confusing and we canít seem to get a straight answer from anyone. Does anyone have any advice. Many thanks.
    Originally posted by Kieronluke
    You wonít get double childcare help. https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk/
    Thanks to everyone who posts competitions
    • Darksparkle
    • By Darksparkle 13th Oct 17, 7:26 AM
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    • 13th Oct 17, 7:26 AM
    Through tax credits, you can claim childcare costs for any amounts not covered by childcare vouchers eg childcare is £500 per month and you receive £243 in vouchers, you can claim for the £257

    Confirmed here - https://www.gov.uk/childcare-costs-for-tax-credits

    You should also look into tax free childcare though to see which way you are better off. You can’t get this at the same time as tax credits.

    https://www.gov.uk/childcare-calculator
    Last edited by Darksparkle; 13-10-2017 at 7:33 AM.
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