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Home Advice for Parents & CarersTax Credits Rates of Tax Credits, income thresholds and withdrawal rates

Rates of Tax Credits, income thresholds and withdrawal rates

Last updated: 28 Feb 2022

Rates of Tax Credits, income thresholds and withdrawal rates

 April 2021/22April 2022/23
Tax Credits 
Child Tax Credit family element£545* (only where there is a child born before 6 April 2017)£545* (only where there is a child born before 6 April 2017)
Child element£2,845£2,935
Disabled child element£3,435£3,545
Severely disabled child element£1,390£1,430
Working Tax Credit basic element£2,005£2,070
Couple/lone parent element£2,060£2,125
30 hour element£830£860
Disabled worker element£3,240£3,345
Severe disability element£1,400£1,445
Childcare element of Working Tax Credit: maximum eligible cost for one child£175 per week£175 per week
Maximum eligible childcare cost for two or more children£300 per week£300 per week
Percentage of eligible childcare costs covered70%70%
Tax credit income thresholds and withdrawal rates 
Threshold for maximum Child Tax Credit where neither partner meets conditions for Working Tax Credit£16,480£17,005
Income threshold for families who meet conditions for both tax credits£6,565£6,770
Withdrawal rate (this is the percentage of your income ABOVE the threshold which is taken off your tax credit award)41%41%

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