1. Overview

You could get Working Tax Credit if:

  • you’re aged 16 or over
  • you work a certain number of hours a week
  • you get paid for the work you do (or expect to)
  • your income is below a certain level

The basic amount of Working Tax Credit is up to £1,940 a year - you could get more (or less) depending on your circumstances and income.

Use the tax credits calculator to work out how much you could get.

You can apply for Working Tax Credit even if you don’t have children or you’re on leave or about to start a new job.

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