Do you qualify for extra tax credits?
If you work, you could get extra tax credits to help with your childcare costs. You can claim as soon as you start paying for childcare, and only for the amounts that are actually paid by you.
Who can qualify?
You're a lone parent
You must work 16 hours or more a week to claim help with childcare costs.
You're part of a couple
Generally you and your partner must both work 16 hours or more a week to claim help.
How much help you can get
You can get help with up to 70 per cent of your childcare costs - up to certain limits.
If you pay childcare for:
- · one child, the maximum childcare cost you can claim is £175 a week
- · two or more children, the maximum cost you can claim is £300 a week
This means that the maximum help you can get for your childcare is:
- · £122.50 a week for one child
- · £210 a week for two or more children
See HMRC website for more information