tax credits

  • Tax credits and early years project


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    We want to contribute to a reduction in the number of families living in poverty in Scotland by maximizing the potential income available to them through the social security system. As the system moves from tax credits to universal credit over the next few years, our focus is on the families who rely on this vital support, with a particular emphasis on vulnerable families including:

  • Welfare rights resources


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    CPAG in Scotland has a wide range of information and resources on benefits and tax credits. See our ebulletins and Scottish Handbooks below, or visit our factsheets page.

    Are you an adviser looking for our advice line number? See our Help for Advisers page.

  • Tax credit overpayments


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    This factsheet gives an overview of how overpayments of tax credits can happen, what you can do to challenge them, and how to stop them from happening in the first place.

  • Tax credits - the basics


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    This factsheet explains the basic qualifying conditions for tax credits and how the system works.

  • Tax credits annual review


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    The amount of tax credits you receive during the year is an estimate of your likely entitlement. Awards are only finalised after the end of the tax year. This factsheet looks at how awards are finalised and how claims are renewed. You can continue to renew your tax credits claim until you claim universal credit.

     

  • Tax credits update


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    This factsheet explains the impact of the changes to the tax credits rules which have come into force since 2011.

  • Tax credits: moving on to universal credit


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    This factsheet explains what happens to your tax credit award with the introduction of a new benefit, universal credit.

    It contains information that is relevant UK-wide, with more detail on areas in Scotland where universal credit is being introduced.

  • Childcare support for working families

    Level: Basic

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    This half-day course is for people working in childcare and early years, who want to know more about the support available for working families and help them to avoid common benefit problems. It concentrates on who can get help with the costs of childcare through the social security system, and how this interacts with other sources of support, including the tax-free childcare scheme. No previous knowledge of benefits is required.

    It will help you to:

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  • Tax credits and early years e-bulletin - Scotland


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    Our monthly tax credits e-bulletin keeps you up to date with tax credits news and developments. You can read past editions by following the links below, or sign up to the e-bulletin here.

  • Tax credits toolkit


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    What to do when things go wrong with tax credits

    See our factsheet, Tax credits: challenging decisions for more detail on how to identify what decision has been made on your tax credits. If you have been overpaid, the first thing to do is to check whether the decision which created the overpayment is correct. See our factsheet, Tax credit overpayments for more detail on overpayments.