Working Tax Credit

4. How to claim

If you’re new to tax credits you’ll need to order a claim form.

You don’t need a claim form to tell the Tax Credit Office about a change in your circumstances.

It can take up to 2 weeks for the claim form to arrive and up to 5 weeks to process a new claim.

When to claim

You can claim after starting a new job, at any time of the year.

If you’re on benefits (for example Job Seeker’s Allowance or Income Support) you can usually start claiming 7 days before you start a new job.