Had this sent via my local Freecycle group...thought I'd pass it on.
The year before Tax Credits were introduced there was a different
non-means tested allowance available which was never advertised by the
It is called the Children's Tax Allowance for the Year 2002/3.
You can still claim this tax allowance before the 31 January 2009
You need to phone your local Inland Revenue office...you can find the number here WWW.HMRC.GOV.UK and ask them to check whether
you have already received this allowance and, if not, enquire as to
what action you need to take.
You are eligible to claim £520.00 allowance if;
*You have a child born between 6 April 1986 and 5 April 2003
*The child lived with you for all or part of 2002/2003
*You worked and paid tax for all or part of 2002/2003
*You or your partner earned £6,000 plus in the year 2002/2003 tax year
You are eligible for the £1,040 allowance if;
*If you can answer yes to the four questions above, and
*One of your children was born between 6 April 2002 and 5 April 2003
*Making a claim does not affect your current or future entitlement to
Working or Child Tax credits.
*Your Marital status is irrelevant
*You cannot claim the allowance twice and if your final tax code on
your April 2003 P60 ended in a H or a T, you have already had the
*This is an easy claim for you to make so do not get duped into paying
someone to do it for you because they are likely to charge a large
percentag e for their services.
Spread the word as this could be something which gives you a little
extra in these difficult times.