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Child benefit is a great tax-free benefit for parents, but if you or your spouse earn over £50,000, you might need to pay some or all of it back – this is called the High Income Child Benefit Charge.
Use this child benefit charge calculator to see how much you’re entitled to, and if you need to pay any of it back.
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The child benefit is simply a payment that the UK government can give to any parent who has children under the age of 16.
How much you get depends on:
You have 1 child
You get £20.70 per week for your child.
In total that’s £1,095 per year.
Whoever has the higher income: either you or your partner.
It doesn’t matter who actually received the Child Benefit in their bank account.
You’ll need to:
In short, yes.
The advantages of claiming Child Benefit:
What you can do:
With the third option you get all the benefits but you don’t need to worry about filing a tax return or paying the High Income Child Benefit Charge.
You can also restart your child benefit if you’ve stopped it.
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