Claimants provide services to others for less than full earnings
The Tax Credits (Definition and Calculation of Income ) Regulations 2002, Reg.17If a claimant provides a service for another person and:
- the other person makes no payment of earnings or pays less than for a comparable employment, trade or business in the area; and
- the Commissioner’s for Revenue & Customs are satisfied that the other person has the means to pay for, or to pay more for the service, then
- The claimant is treated as having an amount of employment or trading income that is reasonable for that employment, trade or business.
Note: This does not apply to claimants who are volunteers, or are engaged to provide aservice to a charitable or voluntary organisation and HM Revenue & Customs is satisfied that itis reasonable for the claimant to provide the service free of charge.
It also does not apply where the service is provided by a claimant who is participating in anemployment or training programme.