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HMRC - Tax Credits

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Tax credits give you financial help if you have a low income. They have been replaced by Universal Credit for most people. Existing tax credit claimants are expected to be moved across to universal credit between November 2020 and September 2024.

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) will automatically stop Child Tax Credit (CTC) for a child from 1 September following their 16th birthday. You will need to contact HMRC if your child is staying on in education or approved training on 1 September, and subsequently as they turn 17, 18 and 19 years old, to ensure your payments continue.

There are two types of Tax Credit. Child Tax Credit (CTC) helps people on low incomes with the costs of raising a child. Working Tax Credit (WTC) tops up your earnings if you work and you’re on a low income. Both types can include additional amounts for disabilities.

  • Click here to find out if you’re likely to qualify for Tax Credits.
  • Use this calculator to estimate of how much money you could get.
  • Click here to claim Tax Credits online.


National Organisation
Age range
Suitable for ages from 16 years to 99 years
Referral route
No Referral Needed
For people with
Suitable for Everyone
Eligibility criteria
Assessment Needed
Provider category
Universal Services - Suitable for Everyone


HMRC - Tax Credits
Tax Credit Office
HM Revenue and Customs
United Kingdom


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Last updated 17 June 2024