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Tax Credits

Tax credits are paid by the UK government for a number of different reasons.

The tax credit system is aimed at helping people who have children and for people who have a low income. The department responsible for tax credit payments is called HMRC. You have to apply to receive tax credits and they are not automatically given. You need to meet certain conditions to be able to apply for tax credits, and the amount you receive depends on your personal circumstances.

To find out more about tax credits and child tax credits please follow the links below:

  • Child Tax Credits includes:
    What are Child Tax Credits?
    When can I claim Child Tax Credits?
    Can I get Child Tax Credits to pay for childcare?
    What if I adopt or foster a child, or look after a child for somebody else?
    My child is disabled. Can I get extra Child Tax Credits?

  • Tax Credits includes:
    What are tax credits?
    Who qualifies for tax credits?
    How do I claim tax credits?
    How are tax credits paid?

  • Tax Credit Problems and Appeals includes:
    Can I be overpaid Tax Credits?
    I have been overpaid, what should I do?
    Do I have to repay an overpayment of Tax Credits?
    I don’t agree with HMRC, what should I do?