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    • Chronicle
    • By Chronicle 9th Aug 18, 9:36 PM
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    Child Tax Credits (Nursery)
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    • 9th Aug 18, 9:36 PM
    Child Tax Credits (Nursery) 9th Aug 18 at 9:36 PM
    Hi,

    Can someone please help??

    We are trying to claim tax credits for childcare during the change over to universal credit. My partner and I get no other benefit other than child benefit.

    When we look on the calculator it states our combined wage is too much to claim - without relying on family we cannot pay child care.

    We were under the impression the tax credits were worked on the previous years earnings, but with two job changes this year we are having a VERY MINOR pay-rise, but it appears to have flagged up and feel we're at risk of losing what little we do get?

    Thanks
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    • calcotti
    • By calcotti 9th Aug 18, 9:46 PM
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    • 9th Aug 18, 9:46 PM
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    • 9th Aug 18, 9:46 PM
    If your total income for the current year will have gone up by less than 2,500 your Tax Credits will still be based on last year!!!8217;s income.

    If your income has gone up by more than 2,500 they will be recalculated on income for this year minus 2,500.

    Your Tax Credits for next year will of course be based on income for this year and will reduce so if you are only getting a small amount may disappear.

    You should report the changes to HMRC anyway.
    Last edited by calcotti; 09-08-2018 at 9:50 PM.
    • poppy12345
    • By poppy12345 9th Aug 18, 10:08 PM
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    • 9th Aug 18, 10:08 PM
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    • 9th Aug 18, 10:08 PM
    Hi,

    Can someone please help??

    We are trying to claim tax credits for childcare during the change over to universal credit.
    Thanks
    Originally posted by Chronicle
    If your area is a full Universal Credit area, then you won't be able to claim tax credits, it will be UC. Unless you have more than 2 children. If you don't then check what's in your area here.
    http://ucpostcode.entitledto.co.uk/ucdate
    • calcotti
    • By calcotti 9th Aug 18, 10:21 PM
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    calcotti
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    • 9th Aug 18, 10:21 PM
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    • 9th Aug 18, 10:21 PM
    ...feel we're at risk of losing what little we do get?
    Originally posted by Chronicle
    I inferred OP is already getting small amount of Tax Credits but their post is unclear.
    • sheramber
    • By sheramber 10th Aug 18, 4:30 PM
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    • 10th Aug 18, 4:30 PM
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    • 10th Aug 18, 4:30 PM
    The OP states 'We are trying to claim tax credits for childcare during the change over to universal credit.' so it appears their area is changing to UC.
    • calcotti
    • By calcotti 10th Aug 18, 4:35 PM
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    • 10th Aug 18, 4:35 PM
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    • 10th Aug 18, 4:35 PM
    The OP states 'We are trying to claim tax credits for childcare during the change over to universal credit.' so it appears their area is changing to UC.
    Originally posted by sheramber
    As I said their post is unclear. What does "during the change over" mean anyway - it's either before the changeover or after!!
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