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WTC and Self Employed Income NRP Calcs ?

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10 Aug 12 #348645 by RobWolves
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I have received conflicting advice from the CSA unHelpful line regarding whether working tax credits are included as part of Net Income (for the NRP) in order to calculate CSA ( new rules )
I have self employed income of £184 pw and also claim working tax credits £52 per week
My question is should the WTC of £52 be used in the calculation
The CSA website is not clear and the helpline ambiguous
If anyone has any clear advice then fantastic
Thanks

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10 Aug 12 #348656 by Fiona
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The Child Support (Maintenance Calculations and Special Cases) Regulations 2000 set out the current position (CSA2) in Rule 11, Part IV TAX CREDITS, Schedule , Statutory Instrument 2001 No. 155;

(2) Where working families'' tax credit is payable and the amount which is payable has been calculated by reference to the weekly earnings of the non-resident parent and another person -

(a) where during the period which is used by the Inland Revenue to calculate his income the normal weekly earnings (as determined in accordance with Chapter II of Part IV of the Family Credit (General) Regulations 1987[42]) of that parent exceed those of the other person, the amount payable by way of working families'' tax credit shall be treated as the income of that parent;

(b) where during that period the normal weekly earnings of that parent equal those of the other person, half of the amount payable by way of working families'' tax credit shall be treated as the income of that parent; and

(c) where during that period the normal weekly earnings of that parent are less than those of that other person, the amount payable by way of working families'' tax credit shall not be treated as the income of that parent.

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22 Aug 12 #351076 by ascatfish
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Can I just clarify I understand that; Is it saying that if with WTC the NRP''s income is MORE than the RP the WTC is classed as income BUT if with the WTC the NRP''s income is LESS than the RP then it is not included as income - is that right?

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22 Aug 12 #351084 by survive
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Hi, sorry I don''t mean to but in on this thread, but it just made me aware of something too....

If my ex is self empl (Ltd company) declaring a very small wage, could he be entitled to claim WTC? What is the threshold?

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22 Aug 12 #351085 by MrsMathsisfun
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Dont think he could claim as well as you. Cant claim for the same children twice and WTC cant be split.

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22 Aug 12 #351092 by survive
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o.k thanks. I thought WTC was for people on low incomes and CTC was for the children

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22 Aug 12 #351095 by ascatfish
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You are right Survive it is for people on low incomes BUT they must have a child living with them as well :)

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