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    • wildcat99
    • By wildcat99 12th Apr 18, 12:10 PM
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    Working tax credits if both self employed and employed
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    • 12th Apr 18, 12:10 PM
    Working tax credits if both self employed and employed 12th Apr 18 at 12:10 PM
    I'm self employed and claim WTC. My question is, if I took on a paid job whilst still continuing with self-employment, would that be considered a change of circumstances for tax credit purposes? As I understand it, if you have a change of circumstances, you then get moved onto universal credit if you're in a full service area (which I am). Or can I continue on WTC but just inform the DWP that I have a job? I'd like to avoid being put onto UC for as long as possible.
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    • By poppy12345 12th Apr 18, 1:00 PM
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    I'm self employed and claim WTC. My question is, if I took on a paid job whilst still continuing with self-employment, would that be considered a change of circumstances for tax credit purposes? As I understand it, if you have a change of circumstances, you then get moved onto universal credit if you're in a full service area (which I am). Or can I continue on WTC but just inform the DWP that I have a job? I'd like to avoid being put onto UC for as long as possible.
    Originally posted by wildcat99
    This would not be classed as a change of circumstances. When you do inform them then it's HMRC tax credits you need to ring and not DWP.
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    • By Darksparkle 12th Apr 18, 3:08 PM
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    It's is a change of circumstances but not one that would prompt a move to UC. As above, inform HMRC of the change once it happens.
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