Working Tax Credit

This section of workSMART explains your right to claim Working Tax Credit (WTC) without being victimised. Some workers are worried that if they claim WTC their employer may dismiss them – indeed some employers have threatened to do this. That is against the law and these questions should help you find out where you stand.

Further Information

See the GOV.UK website for more information on tax credits. You can also get in touch with HMRC about tax credits here or ring the Tax Credit Helpline direct on 0345 300 3900.

Thanks to the Low Incomes Tax Reform Group for their assistance with the advice in this section.

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.

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