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Any one on here work at inland revenue?

I need some help?

Basically i have just finished uni with a first degree in theatre management and unfortunately I cant get a job YET!!

so i'm back at parents house but my folks get working family and child benifits and i cant even get a part time job without effecting there benefits? so to work i would have to get my own place but i cant afford on with the unpredictable income that freelace theatre would bring in? is there any way i could work without effecting there benefits which they need?

I thought maybe i could use my girlfriends uni address as billing so that it would be going to that address...The reason i cant live with fiancée is she is still a student and she doesn't pay council tax and she would have to if I lived with her?

If anyone could help it would be greatly appreciated!

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live with your gf and pay her council tax, simples

Original Poster

I wish hehe! (thank you btw for getting back sooo quickly) i would rep if i could!

The problem is she lives with 5 other people and so with it been such a large house the council tax is sky high! also i would have to pay the rent...I know all this sounds like im well lazy but i am willing to work and have applied to about 40 jobs in last month (all theatre) and im afraid i wouldnt be able to pay the bils/ council tax...thus meaning the students would be liable

You won't affect their tax credits or child benefit, just council tax and housing benefit if they claim it
Edited by: "silkymolo" 28th Aug 2010

can you rent a separate room in the same house and chip in with the bills? not sure that helps but surely the landlord is paying the ct out of the rent?

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silkymolo

You won't affect their tax credits or child benefit, just council tax and … You won't affect their tax credits or child benefit, just council tax and houding benefit if they claimit



Thank you Silkymolo, I didn't think it would effect those but it is there Housing benefit I'm worried about, so it would defiantly effect this? if so thats sort of the answer i guess

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michelleleemoo

can you rent a separate room in the same house and chip in with the … can you rent a separate room in the same house and chip in with the bills? not sure that helps but surely the landlord is paying the ct out of the rent?



No the council tax is exempt, last year when i was a student you have to fill out a form to not pay council tax and so that unfortunately wouldn't work I thought of that

you'll have to make up the parents shortfall or find a fancy woman with her own home and tell the gf yr doing it for your future hehehe

Yeah it does affect it, but maybe not massively, as far as I know you being there does not wipe out their benefit, just means there is a portion (for you) which is not allocated in benefit, but this amount does depend on income. Have a look at:

benefit calculator

You will have to fill it in as if you are your parents so will need some further info from them It is a bit long winded but worth doing. It is only an estimate, but can give you a rough comparison. You will need to find out your area's Local housing Allowance rates (can be found on your local council website, which if like mine is a nightmare to locate lol!)

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silkymolo

Yeah it does affect it, but maybe not massively, as far as I know you … Yeah it does affect it, but maybe not massively, as far as I know you being there does not wipe out their benefit, just means there is a portion (for you) which is not allocated in benefit, but this amount does depend on income. Have a look at:benefit calculatorYou will have to fill it in as if you are your parents so will need some further info from them It is a bit long winded but worth doing. It is only an estimate, but can give you a rough comparison. You will need to find out your area's Local housing Allowance rates (can be found on your local council website, which if like mine is a nightmare to locate lol!)



michelleleemoo LOL! yes thats the one haha!

silkymolo, Thank you so much for the link i shall look into it and post back my findings later!

Again thank you fellow forumists! (made a word up) i wish i could rep!

good luck and dont be tempted to dodge anything, start as you mean to go on and congrats on the degree.

Firstly - there's no such thing as the Inland Revenue anymore - it's HM Revenue and Customs

Secondly - and probably most importantly as you're applying for jobs - you need to check your spelling and grammar... you are constantly using the wrong their/there/they're!!! not to mention ending sentances with a question mark, which is highly annoying. This is not going to help when you're completing application forms if you don't have the attention to detail to correct simple errors.

I would advise you to contact them yourself and ask, you can log on the HMRC.GOV.UK or 'Contact the Tax Credit Office
If you need more help or to report a change of circumstances, you can call the Tax Credit Helpline which is open from 8.00 am to 8.00 pm every day except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day. The numbers you can ring are:

•Tel 0845 300 3900'

I would also remind you to be very careful about chosing to use your gilrfriends address as a contact address for correspondence whilst remaining resident at your parents... if HMRC discover this then you and your parents will have committed fraud and they will be in all sorts of trouble.

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Thank you BlueMeaney! i do check it all and check it with "whitesmoke" im only writing like this because im on forum haha!

Thank you also for the advice!

luke-kirk

Thank you BlueMeaney! i do check it all and check it with "whitesmoke" im … Thank you BlueMeaney! i do check it all and check it with "whitesmoke" im only writing like this because im on forum haha!Thank you also for the advice!



it would appear that Whitesmoke = Fail
Attention to detail nil points

BlueMeaney

Firstly - there's no such thing as the Inland Revenue anymore - it's HM … Firstly - there's no such thing as the Inland Revenue anymore - it's HM Revenue and CustomsSecondly - and probably most importantly as you're applying for jobs - you need to check your spelling and grammar... you are constantly using the wrong their/there/they're!!! not to mention ending sentances with a question mark, which is highly annoying. This is not going to help when you're completing application forms if you don't have the attention to detail to correct simple errors.I would advise you to contact them yourself and ask, you can log on the HMRC.GOV.UK or 'Contact the Tax Credit OfficeIf you need more help or to report a change of circumstances, you can call the Tax Credit Helpline which is open from 8.00 am to 8.00 pm every day except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day. The numbers you can ring are:•Tel 0845 300 3900'I would also remind you to be very careful about chosing to use your gilrfriends address as a contact address for correspondence whilst remaining resident at your parents... if HMRC discover this then you and your parents will have committed fraud and they will be in all sorts of trouble.


Ditto

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BlueMeaney

it would appear that Whitesmoke = FailAttention to detail nil points



Haha i didnt use it on here

You living with your parents has no impact on your parents tax credits unless you pay them some form of income. I lived in a household with my child, my sister, my neice and my parents for a while, all of us working, nobody elses income had any kind of impact on my tax credits or my sisters.

If you pay them board/rent then this may or may not impact on tax credits as a form of 'any other income' (you would have to check how this will influence the benefit with HMRC), you simply being in the household is of no interest to them. In fact your residing in the house does not even have to be declared on the form as I recall!
Edited by: "silkymolo" 28th Aug 2010

Original Poster

Thank you all very much, some very interesting reading and more research to be done I'm off to bed soon so thank you again and BlueMeaney I shall work on the grammar.
Edited by: "luke-kirk" 28th Aug 2010

Sentances? Irony?

jah128

Sentances? Irony?



i lolled



ditto:-)

silkymolo

In fact your residing in the house does not even have to be declared on … In fact your residing in the house does not even have to be declared on the form as I recall!



If you move in with a partner and you consider yourselves as a couple then your partner would need to end his or her single tax credit claim and then start a new joint claim with your name on it, regardless or not if you have any income to add.

It's OP's parents so not relevant

Maybe go to the CAB, they'll go through it for you and let you know what you need to know.

This is by no means a dig at you but why limit yourself to theatre work? You may just have to bite the bullet and get other work if you want a job and see if you can fit freelance theatre work in. Not everyone who gets a degree can go into their chosen field of employment and this way, it gives you more experience of life and more to put on your cv. Good luck anyway

Dont be mean guys, he got a first in theatre management

Why do your parents need to claim working tax/child tax/housing benefit/council tax benefit/+other benefits not discussed in here?

I understand there may be circumstances that put them there, but lets face it, you got a first and they are putting pressure on you to sort yourself out without affecting their benefits. Doesn't seem very supportive to me.

Also you wouldn't affect any of them if you have no contributory income.

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ivegotalobon

Why do your parents need to claim working tax/child tax/housing … Why do your parents need to claim working tax/child tax/housing benefit/council tax benefit/+other benefits not discussed in here?I understand there may be circumstances that put them there, but lets face it, you got a first and they are putting pressure on you to sort yourself out without affecting their benefits. Doesn't seem very supportive to me.Also you wouldn't affect any of them if you have no contributory income.



They are not forcing me to do anything, they have 3 other kids and need the extra support due to my mum's health and not been able to work. They have understandably asked that I don't work whilst living there so that I don't effect their benefits.

So they are giving me the chance to look for a job that I want, that would be able to support an income for rent and food. I'm just getting down constantly sat at home and looking for work elsewhere and I would love just to be able to get a part time job and pay my way

Also "autolesbona" I hope this is sincere if so thank you but I don't feel that anyone is being "mean", but thank you for the thought.

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dcx_badass

You only pay council tax on your portion of the student house and not for … You only pay council tax on your portion of the student house and not for the whole house.



Is this 100%. Don't suppose you could support this? It would be a great help
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