You will no doubt be looking for the working tax credit phone number (0843 479 9698) if you have questions or queries about whether this is something that you might be able to take advantage of. Tax credit can come in very useful to anyone who is feeling the pinch and who needs a little assistance and is currently earning a relatively low income. There is plenty of information below on the kinds of requirements you need to meet in order to qualify for this kind of tax credit and you can also call the working tax credit phone number (0843 479 9698) if you prefer to speak directly to an advisor.
If you want to apply for working tax credit then you need to be at least 16 years old. The general rule with most types of tax credit is that you also need to be living in the UK in order to be able to qualify for it. However, there are a couple of exceptions to this rule which mean that you can still claim for working tax credit if you are not living in the UK. These are: that you are a citizen of another EEA country but you currently work in the UK; you are a Crown servant who has been posted overseas; or you are an EEA citizen living abroad but you receive a UK state pension or contributions-based Jobseeker’s Allowance. For more information on whether you are likely to qualify for working tax credit, call the working tax credit phone number.
Once you have met these basic conditions, you still need to work out whether working tax credit is for you. It is basically aimed at anyone who usually works 16 hours or more a week, is paid for that work and is expected to work at least 4 weeks. If you are not sure whether you fall squarely within this then call the working tax credit phone number and one of the HMRC advisors will be able to help you work out whether you do. Working tax credit can be applied to both employed and self-employed people and you can get more information on these definitions through the working tax credit phone number.
In addition to these basic conditions you must also qualify under one of following: be 16 or over with a child or disabled, or be 25 or over working more than 30 hours a week, 50 or over and have been unemployed for 6 months previously, or 60 or over working 16 hours a week or more. As always when it comes to dealing with tax and tax credits, there are complications and loopholes that not everyone will know about, unless you are a tax advisor. One of the best ways to get all the information you need – and to ask any questions you might need answers to with respect to working tax credit – is to call the working tax credit phone number and speak to one of the advisors.