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Generally no, you may be entitled to some tax allowances that reduce the amount of income tax you have to pay. it explains the various tax allowances that you may be entitled to, but you should be aware that not all allowances work in the same way.
Some reduce the amount of income that you have to tax on, like the married couple’s allowance and the marriage allowance provides an amount (a tax credit) that can reduce the amount of income tax you pay.
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Yes, you can claim child tax credits. The child you’re responsible for will need to be either under 16 or between 16 and 20 and in full-time approved education or training.
If you share responsibility for a child, for example if you and your partner are separated, only one of you can claim child tax credits. This should be the person who is mainly responsible for the child.
If one parent spends more on childcare, this doesn’t necessarily mean they’re mainly responsible. The person who looks after the child most of the time should claim.
You don’t need to be working to claim child tax credits, but if you are you need to earn less than a certain amount. The amount you can earn depends on your circumstances. HMRC looks at things like:
if you’re a single parent
If you're 18 or over, you can use the Turn2us benefits calculator to check if you can get child tax credits.
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