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Interaction of tax credits and childcare vouchers
Question, answers and examples for employees

This article is currently being updated.

In the meantime, if you qualify for tax credits and are offered childcare vouchers this may affect your tax credits payments. You can find out whether you would be better off (or not) accepting the vouchers by using an online calculator.

Go to the childcare vouchers and tax credits better off calculator

If you’re not sure whether you qualify for tax credits, you can use an online questionnaire. This will give you a rough idea as to whether you’re likely to qualify.

Check if you qualify for tax credits - quick questionnaire

More useful links

Help with childcare costs – do you qualify for extra tax credits?

Changes in income and tax credits

Information on childcare benefits and help for parents going back to work on the Directgov website (Opens new window)