Tax-Free Childcare can help with cost-of-living worries
HMRC is reminding families that they can access financial help by registering for Tax-Free Childcare.
Tax-Free Childcare provides working families with financial support towards the cost of childcare for children aged 11 or under, or up to 17 if the child has a disability. For every £8 paid into a Tax-Free Childcare online account, families will automatically receive an additional £2 in government top-up.
Families receive up to £500 every three months (£2,000 a year) per child, or £1,000 (£4,000 a year) if their child is disabled, helping towards the cost of before and after-school clubs, childminders and nurseries, holiday clubs and other approved childcare schemes.
In June 2022, HMRC paid out £41.6 million in top-up payments, which was shared between approximately 391,000 families across the UK.
Families can find out what childcare support is best for them via Childcare Choices.
Myrtle Lloyd, HMRC’s director general for customer services, said Tax-Free Childcare can make a big difference to families, helping with the bills for things like wraparound care for school children, nurseries, childminders and holiday clubs. It’s easy to register – search “Tax-Free Childcare” on GOV.UK
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