Monday, April 2, 2012

Tax credits for carers info

If you're a family carer who works limited hours and gets tax credits, you may have had a letter from HMRC/tax office saying you're going to lose some tax credits. Be aware this may be incorrect. I don't understand the full details (as we were on state pension we didn't get carers allowance or tax credits) but Martin Lewis of BBC's Money Box programme has the details. The relevant bit is about half way down in the 'Do you qualify section?' and involves carers exceptions. There seems to be a 6th April deadline, so you need to contact HMRC quickly if this affects you - it could be £'000s a year.

Hope this helps.

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