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Working for Families Tax Credits

Working for Families makes it easier for you to work and raise a family.

There are four types of Working for Families Tax Credits:

You may qualify for one or more, depending on your personal situation.

These payments are explained on:

How much income can you earn and still receive Working for Families Tax Credits

If your family income before tax is less than the amounts shown in the table, you may qualify for a payment. The amounts are based on your eldest child being aged 15 years or under and all other children being aged 12 years or under. If you have older children, you may be able to earn more and still be eligible.

Working for Families Tax Credits Income Limits 1 April 2017 – 31 March 2018

Number of
Annual Income (before tax)
Family tax credit In-Work tax credit Parental tax credit
1 $57,781 $74,537 $84,314
2 $72,674 $89,430 $99,208
3 $87,568 $104,323 $114,101
4 $102,461 $122,683 $132,461
5 $117,354 $141,043 $150,821
6 $132,248 $159,403 $169,181

If your family income is below $23,816 a year after tax, you may also be eligible for the minimum family tax credit.