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    Children's Tax Allowance - possible backdated allowance of £520

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    The year before Tax Credits were introduced there was a different non-means tested allowance available which was never advertised by the Inland Revenue.
    It is called the Childrens Tax Allowance for the Year 2002/3.

    You can still claim this tax allowance before the 31 January 2009 deadline.

    You need to phone HMRC on 0845 302 1437 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


    Notes:-

    *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 allowance.
    *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 percentage for their services.

    Just phoned myself, and it turns out neither me or my missus got this in 2002 / 2003, so we'll be claiming it - might not come to anything, but only out the cost of a stamp. bear in mind, as far as I can tell, this is an allowance, so you won't get back £520, you'll get back the tax you paid on £520 of your income.

    For those who may qualify, you can get the claim form from HMRC at

    search2.hmrc.gov.uk/kbr…282

    Best of luck!
    Sandy

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    Thanks very handy to know

    just phoned and they are saying the number was wrongly given on the internet

    Certainly worth asking the question. Presumably this could be of greater benefit to higher rate tax payers than lower rate?

    Original Poster

    The number worked OK for me, but they said their computers were acting up, so I'd need to call my local tax office instead - 0845 300 3939 for Central Scotland, for info

    Think i'll give this a bash:thumbsup:

    i have heard about this last week, do i need to claim or my husband does anyone know ?

    Articus;3656744

    Certainly worth asking the question. Presumably this could be of greater … Certainly worth asking the question. Presumably this could be of greater benefit to higher rate tax payers than lower rate?



    No.

    £1 of the allowance is withdrawn for every £15 of higher rate tax paid during 2002/2003. The HTR in April 2003 was £34,500. This means that anyone with a gross income of £42,435 or more will get nothing.

    bargainhunter5;3656785

    i have heard about this last week, do i need to claim or my husband does … i have heard about this last week, do i need to claim or my husband does anyone know ?


    Higher earner only can claim. One claim per partnership.

    Thanks for this. Just printed of the form and will send it off and see what happens.

    My son was born in May 02 and I worked for the whole 02/03 tax year so I should be able to claim this.

    Gotta be worth a go. thanks

    Got this no from saynoto0870.com: 0161 2667007

    saynoto0870.com/com…php

    bazmcgoo;3656851

    Got this no from saynoto0870.com: 0161 2667007


    I rang that last night and it refers you to an 0845 number

    Crafty ******s

    thanks,,,wil have a go!!

    Banned

    My lad was born on the 5th September 03 would that put me out the tax year 02/03?

    Martin

    How is this any different than posting "You could claim if you were entitled to it"?

    What about Flat Rate Expenses? Or Pension relief? Or Loan interest relief? Or Married Age Allowance? Or...etc.etc.etc..

    There are hundreds of things that it's possible to claim for and most have a 6 year window.

    Be careful though - If you make a claim to reopen a year, other issues will be looked at too!

    Excellent - I'll give it a go !

    Once again, another great example of the government helping those with 'money making sproggs', whilst those who don't want them have to fork out for them. I have 2 Lab pups, can I have some money for looking after those? Nope, didn't think so. Thinkin' bout squeezin' a couple out myself, just for the hell of it.

    Just checked - I already had this allowance and spent it years ago -sigh-

    Banned

    M1LFHunter;3658001

    Once again, another great example of the government helping those with … Once again, another great example of the government helping those with 'money making sproggs', whilst those who don't want them have to fork out for them. I have 2 Lab pups, can I have some money for looking after those? Nope, didn't think so. Thinkin' bout squeezin' a couple out myself, just for the hell of it.



    What a delighful attitude, dont see that round here too often

    Do I have to ring my local tax office or use the number that has been posted here?

    Just called and was told to contact my local tax office. Called them and was told they needed to speak to my Hubby to check if he'd been paid it as I hadn't.... Fingers Crossed peeps :thumbsup:

    Voted Hot. Thanks for the heads up - will def be claiming this. Every little helps!

    Just checked my P60 for 2003 and my code ended in H so I must have already had the allowance and spent it .... pity I don't remember::?

    scarfie;3658214

    Just checked my P60 for 2003 and my code ended in H so I must have … Just checked my P60 for 2003 and my code ended in H so I must have already had the allowance and spent it .... pity I don't remember::?



    Was it on alcohol, hence the lack of memory :whistling: lol.

    M1LFHunter;3658001

    Once again, another great example of the government helping those with … Once again, another great example of the government helping those with 'money making sproggs', whilst those who don't want them have to fork out for them. I have 2 Lab pups, can I have some money for looking after those? Nope, didn't think so. Thinkin' bout squeezin' a couple out myself, just for the hell of it.



    Yes you do and they will fork out for you when you sponge off them later in old age - directly or bindirectly - Thatcheristic thinking that there is no community is a bit un thought out

    mkkbb;3658415

    Was it on alcohol, hence the lack of memory :whistling: lol.


    might have been - hic!!!:oops:

    frost1979;3656810

    Thanks for this. Just printed of the form and will send it off and see … Thanks for this. Just printed of the form and will send it off and see what happens. My son was born in May 02 and I worked for the whole 02/03 tax year so I should be able to claim this.

    where do you go to, to print off the form? thanks.

    wulshaz;3659119

    where do you go to, to print off the form? thanks.



    See below.

    ]http//se…282

    It was at the bottom of the first post but not as a link.

    frost1979;3659166

    See below. … See below. ]http://search2.hmrc.gov.uk/kbroker/hmrc/forms/viewform.jsp?formId=3282It was at the bottom of the first post but not as a link.


    thanks alot i never noticed the 1st one! :thumbsup:

    Hi all ,i just recieved a check from HM REVENUE & CUSTOMS for laundry services from 2002
    if you have a job that you have to wash your work clothes then you are intitled to this,so worth while phoneing your local tax office to find out
    got a check for £420 so merry christmas everybody
    you can only claim back 6 years so hurry up,better in your pocket than theirs:santa:

    Many thanks for this! :w00t:

    My daughter was born Jan 2003, and my P60 has an L after my final tax code, so looks as tho I could be getting the 1k!

    One question tho...does anyone know the address to send to? :?

    EDIT: Address to send to is:

    HM Revenue & Customs,
    9th Floor,
    Castle House,
    31 Lisbon Street,
    Leeds,
    LS1 4SW

    Does anyone know if i can claim this on my own? I was married then but not now, will they need to get in touch with my ex?
    Thanks

    It's not my lucky day today i'm afraid. I pestered my Hubby to call them tonight after being out at work for 12 hours only for him to speak to 4 different people,got a lecture about self assesment.... then finally.... He'd already had it lol.
    OP, Nice heads up tho, thanks!

    [QUOTE=birdyboyuk;3663054]Many thanks for this! :w00t:

    My daughter was born Jan 2003, and my P60 has an L after my final tax code, so looks as tho I could be getting the 1k!

    I don't think you get 1K, just the tax you paid on that 1K ie £250?

    johnnyboy3;3660194

    Hi all ,i just recieved a check from HM REVENUE & CUSTOMS for laundry … Hi all ,i just recieved a check from HM REVENUE & CUSTOMS for laundry services from 2002if you have a job that you have to wash your work clothes then you are intitled to this,so worth while phoneing your local tax office to find outgot a check for £420 so merry christmas everybodyyou can only claim back 6 years so hurry up,better in your pocket than theirs:santa:



    mmm. Both myself and my wife work in the public sector and have work provided uniforms that we wash. How did you go about this?

    I do claim 'professional subscriptions' or in other words union subs, if you pay these you may well be entitled to a refund as well, The subs you pay should not be included in your taxable income and added to your tax allowance ( have to add I do not know if this applies to every occupation )

    Just phone your local tax office and ask them if you are entitled to laundry allowance. It might already be in your tax code but if they have not done this then you can claim back 6 years.
    your tax office will be on your p60 ,,,,good luck

    philh777;3664109

    I don't think you get 1K, just the tax you paid on that 1K ie £250?



    I see... Better than nothing!

    Great, thanks OP. I just rang and apparently I haven't received it, so can make a claim yippeedeedoodah :thumbsup:

    The number I rang with a very helpful lady was 0845 366 7865 btw if that helps anyone and the address is the one given above by birdyboy.

    I did ring, I did have an alowance re clothing but it needed increasing, so worth the call. Thanks.
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