Do homeworkers qualify for tax credits and allowances?

Homeworkers’ rights to qualify for tax credits are the same as other workers.

If you get Employment and Support Allowance, you may earn a certain amount before losing benefit. This is called an Earnings Disregard.

If you are working above a threshold number of hours each week, you may be able to claim the Working Tax Credit instead. Depending on your circumstances, you might be entitled to other tax credits or allowances and you should seek further advice on this. You can find information about the threshold hours you must work, and other eligibility rules for claiming working tax credits.

It is very important to keep a record of all work done, time taken to carry out the work and wages paid to you. Also try to keep a record of any work-related expenses.

Note: This content is provided as general background information and should not be taken as legal advice or financial advice for your particular situation. Make sure to get individual advice on your case from your union, a source on our free help page or an independent financial advisor before taking any action.