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  1. A familiar story from the threads I've been reading, but ours has a twist that I hope someone can advise on. Over several years we claimed Working Tax Credits because my wife's full-time salary is low and for many years I was working on limited part time contracts or as a volunteer. Each year we submitted the forms to HMRC and they agreed we should receive WTC. At no point have we tried to withhold information or cheat the system and there had been no suggestion from them that we did - but they still claim to have overpaid us! In June/July 2013 we had two letters from 'Debt Manageme
  2. Hello, I was abroad for 5 months (no paid work there) and hopefully I'm in a new job here in the UK starting probably in late April. I've checked on the HMRC Tax Credits website but the calculator doesn't go further the current tax year. Plus I'm asked if I am habitually resident in the UK. I am not sure if with the new rules I would still qualify for WTC, but I lived in UK before for many years. I had a meagre income last year (less than £5k including benefits) and I received about 1k in WTC. Is there a chance I can still get some WTC for the next year? Thank you.
  3. I've been offered a temporary job which runs for three weeks. As it was more than 16 hours it meant I had to sign off. Due to travel costs I'm only taking £40 home a week. I booked an appointment at the job centre to discuss whether or not taking the job would be worthwhile. According to them I would be able to claim working tax credits. I phone up today and discovered that I can't claim them because I have to be working for a minimum of four weeks. I went to the job centre and told them that they had made a mistake about me being eligible for claiming working tax credits. I explaine
  4. I am self-employed and in the process of gathering information to prove my earnings/hours worked for the last tax year. Would really appreciate advice from someone who has experience of some/all of the following: Re breakdown of hours worked per week - Do I need to provide details of hours worked every day or just a total for each week? (I am also providing a diary of my work) Some weeks I worked over the minimum 30 hrs, sometimes less. Will this be averaged out over the month/year? Or do I need to have worked at least 30 hrs for every week? Re invoices - I have invoices for most o
  5. Like the title says, to claim working tax credits as sole trader, do I need to record the hours worked? I will be working 30 hours a week, will they need/ask for prove of this, so will I need to keep a record? I looked around the web for a couple of hours for the answer, but Google is not working well for me today
  6. Hello, I have recently signed off JSA (yeah!) and started a temp job (with company not agency) that will hopefully bring me to Christmas. The contract says that they can only guarantee me 20 hours a week but after the first week we have learnt we will be working 45 hours a week till Xmas (no alterations have been made on the contract though). 1) When I signed off, the Jobcentre officer said I'd have to wait 4 weeks of full time work till I can claim Tax Credits. Is this correct or can I start claiming now, as long as I have the expectation that it will stay like this for the near fut
  7. Hi fellow CAGgers. I'm pretty active over on the Public Transport Forum... (http://www.consumeractiongroup.co.uk/forum/forumdisplay.php?161-Public-transport-(Trains-tubes-and-buses)) ...but this is the first time I've ventured into foreign parts Yes, I know what you're thinking... "He's only here now he needs something!" ...apologies Anyway, some advice, if possible? Today my better half received a NTP from HMR&C: 'We have sent you a notice showing an overpayment of tax credits for the period ending 05/04/2005'. £3,000+ for Working Tax Credits £700+ for Child Tax Cred
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