Get an estimate of how much you could get in tax credits during the tax year. The tax year is from 6 April to 5 April the following year.
If it looks like you qualify for tax credits, contact HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) (external link) to start your claim.
Tax credits have been replaced by Universal Credit for most people. Check if you can make a new claim for tax credits (external link).
Before you start
You will need details of:
your partner’s income
your working hours
any benefits you are claiming, or have just stopped claiming
the average weekly amount you spend on childcare (external link)
If you are subject to immigration control
Contact HMRC to check your eligibility for tax credits if both the following apply:
you are in a couple and either of you is subject to immigration control
you are not responsible for any children
Apply for tax credits (external link) on GOV.UK's website.