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Calculate your Working for Families Tax Credits for the 2011 year

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Children
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Children

You cannot claim Working for Families Tax Credits for a financially independent child. A financially independent child:

  • is employed or self employed for an average of 30 hours or more a week
  • receives government support such as a student allowance or benefit.

You can receive Working for Families Tax Credits for children who are:

  • 15 years or younger,
  • 16 or 17 years and not financially independent,
  • 18 years of age and still at secondary school or a tertiary institution. Working for Families Tax Credits are paid until the end of the calendar year (31 December) in which the child turns 18
  • When a child is not financially independent and not at secondary school or a tertiary institution, Working for Families Tax Credits are paid until the child turns 18 or the date the child becomes financially independent, whichever is the earlier.

If you have a baby born after 1 January 2010 you may be entitled to parental tax credit or paid parental leave.

Find out more about parental tax credit.

Estimate how much you may be entitled to for PTC for the year ending 31 march 2011.

Find out more about paid parental leave.



Enter the number of dependent children who live with you. Don’t include children who you receive an Orphan's or Unsupported Child Benefit or a Foster Care Allowance for.

If you have children aged 16–18 living with you please check the help text for eligibility to Working for Families Tax Credits for these children.
Orphan, unsupported or foster children
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Orphan, Unsupported or Foster Children

You can receive in-work tax credits for a child in your care who you receive an orphan’s or unsupported child benefit or a foster care allowance for if this is the only benefit you receive from Work and Income. You are not eligible for any other Working for Families Tax Credits for these children.



Enter the number of dependent children who live with you who you receive an Orphan’s or Unsupported Child Benefit or Foster Care Allowance for.
Income Type
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Income type

To calculate which Working for Families Tax Credits payments you are entitled to we need to know what your income is made up of.

If you receive investment income from interest, dividends or rents you need to include this under salary and wages.

For the weeks that your family income includes an income tested benefit or veteran’s pension you are not eligible for minimum family tax credit. Income tested benefits include domestic purposes, widow’s, invalid’s, independent youth, emergency, sickness and unemployment.

You can get minimum family tax credit for the weeks when your family income is from NZ Super, student allowance or self employment as long as you also work the required hours for salary and wages. Please note, there are special conditions if you and/or your spouse or partner receive shareholder-employee income from a close company in which you have a 10% or more shareholding.

For the weeks that your family income includes income from an income tested benefit or student allowance you are not eligible for in work tax credit.

You can get in-work tax credits for the weeks when your family income is from NZ Super or veteran’s pension as long as you also work the required hours for salary and wages or self employment.

You can get in-work tax credits if you or your partner are receiving accident compensation because of an injury from an accident on or after 1 January 2006 and you were working the required hours prior to your accident.



Which of the following are included in your total family income from 1 April 2010 to 31 March 2011?
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