How much Working Tax Credit am I entitled to?

Working Tax Credit (WTC) is paid to those who work (employee or self-employed) but are on a low income It is gradually being replaced, along with other benefits and tax credits, by Universal Credit. How much WTC you are entitled to depends on your circumstances – such as your hours of work, the elements you qualify for and your household income.

Generally tax credits are based on your household income for the previous tax year, unless you expect to earn £25,000 more than last year or you expect to earn less. You can get an indication of the amount you may be entitled to by using HM Revenue and Customs' online tax credit calculator. Visit the GOV.UK website for more information about Working Tax Credit (WTC).

Anyone with responsibility for children who qualifies for WTC will also qualify for Child Tax Credit.

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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