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Amount of claim:

  • A maximum of £122.50 per week for one child
  • A maximum of £210 per week for two or more children

Eligibility requirements

In order to qualify for the childcare tax credit, the requirements below must be satisfied:

  • You must be eligible to receive the Working Tax Credit
  • You are responsible for the child
  • Childcare is administered by a registered or approved provider. This encompasses care at home, school, nursery etc.
  • Single parents work at least 16 hours per week
  • Couples must both work at least 16 hours per week each. However, only one needs to work for 16 hours weekly if:
    • Their partner qualifies for carer’s allowance
    • Their partner is already receiving some types of benefits, credits or exemptions due to disability or illness. They include Disability Living Allowance, Attendance Allowance, Personal Independence Payment or disability premium for Housing Benefit

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