Working Tax Credit: 0870 280 0462

Call the Working Tax Credit contact number to talk to a member of the HMRC customer service team about your existing Working Tax Credits or if you are looking to claim Working Tax Credits. The Working Tax Credit helpline is open during the same time as the main HMRC contact number which is between 8am – 8pm Monday to Fridays and also open on Saturday from 8am to 4pm.

Working Tax Credit
0870 280 0462

Working individuals who are residents within the UK may be eligible to apply for the Working Tax Credit benefit. For anyone who has a query about this benefit, or needs some assistance with their claim, the Working Tax Credit number is provided here. Those who are eligible to receive the credit will receive regular payments that can be spent in any manner chosen, but the general intent behind the assistance payments is to help with cost of living expenses. Below are some guidelines and information regarding this benefit, as well as ways to get in touch with HMRC.

Applying for Working Tax Credits

You can apply for Working Tax Credit in one of two ways. Firstly, you can apply online simply by answering relevant questions. This will allow you to receive an application if you are eligible to apply. Alternatively, you can call the Working Tax Credit phone number and they will help you to determine whether or not you are eligible to receive the benefit. They will then send a form to you in the mail which will take up to two weeks to arrive. Processing time is generally several weeks, up to one month after the return of the completed form. After your claim is processed you will informed as to whether you have been approved.

HMRC provides customer services through the Working Tax Credit contact number to assist with queries regarding credits and other benefits. Support services are available all through the week via an automated line. To speak with a live agent, call between 8am to 8pm, Monday to Friday, or 8am to 4pm on Saturday. Live support is not offered on Sunday or major holidays. You will also find HMRC on social media, where they typically respond to messages within one hour. There is also the option to send regular mail. There are several different addresses to choose from, based upon the need, but new claims can be mailed to: HM Revenue and Customs – Tax Credit Office, Liverpool, L75 1AZ.

Determining Eligibility

The eligibility criteria for this benefit will depend on age and income requirements. Firstly, an applicant must be aged either between 16 and 24 with a child, or over 25 either with or without children. There is also a maximum income level imposed upon this benefit. To find out the current eligibility requirements, you can telephone the Working Tax Credit helpline. Approval may also be granted to those who are either leaving or beginning a job. Anyone already in receipt of Universal Credit cannot claim Working Tax Credit (or any other HMRC benefit).

If you are self-employed it is possible to make a claim, however there are certain criteria that must be met. Your work must be regular, organised and commercial with the aim of your work being to make profit. You will probably also need to submit records including invoices, receipts and business records in order to be successful in your application. Before applying, you should contact Working Tax Credit to determine whether or not you meet the essential eligibility criteria as a self-employed individual.

The current basic amount from Working Tax Credit per annum is £1,960, but the actual amount awarded depends on income levels and individual circumstances. Other factors taken into account include the number of hours worked per week and whether or not an applicant is paid for their work as well as disability status, single parent status, and the amount of childcare costs incurred. You can calculate how much you may receive by using the HMRC online calculator or calling the Working Tax Credit telephone number as listed here.

Benefits Questionnaire and Calculator

On the HMRC website, you can find a questionnaire which will help you to determine whether or not you can receive any tax credits. There is also a calculator provided to enable you to quickly check the total amount of benefits you may be able to receive depending on your circumstances. Simply enter details like your age, income amount and number of working hours per week and this will enable the system to be able to predict roughly how much you may receive when you make a claim. If you prefer not to use the online tools, the phone number for Working Tax Credit can be used to contact someone who can provide this information.

It is sometimes possible to claim multiple credits at once. Child Tax Credit and Working Tax Credit are sometimes applied for together. Those who receive Universal Credit should call the Working Tax Credit helpline number before submitting an application. Renewal is once a year, but should there be a change in circumstances you should report the change to the Working Tax Credit phone immediately. Changes in circumstances can cause a change in the amount of benefit that is received.

Payment Information

Working Tax Credit contact is recommended for those who have questions about payment. Benefit payments are issued every four weeks and are paid directly into a building society or bank account. Anyone who needs to make a change to their payment method or set up a payment should call the Working Tax Credit contact phone number. If a couple is receiving payments, only one partner will be the recipient. The payments will generally begin from the date of the claim and will then continue right up to the end of that tax year when circumstances will be reviewed to see if the recipient is still eligible to receive payments.