Tax Credits: External commentary
This section of the site contains links to information about tax credits written by other, non-governmental organisations.
If your organisation produces tax credits material please let us know and we will include it below.
- Low Incomes Tax Reform Group
- Citizens Advice
- Child Poverty Action Group
- Disability Alliance
- Advice NI
- Entitled To
The Low Incomes Tax Reform Group (LITRG) is an initiative of the Chartered Institute of Taxation to give a voice to the unrepresented in the tax and tax credits systems.
LITRG, in association with Advicenow, have published a guide for tax credits claimants giving advice on how to challenge tax credits overpayments. This PDF guide contains lots of practical hints and tips and gives help on how to write a dispute letter.
The LITRG website also has a news section where articles are posted about various tax and tax credits subjects. You can sign-up for news alerts on the LITRG website.
Citizens Advice publish an advice guide online which includes information about tax credits.
- Working Tax Credit - This includes information about working tax credit including who can get it, how it is paid, how to apply and dealing with problems.
- Child Tax Credit - Information about child tax credit including who can get it, how it is paid and the rates of child tax credit.
CPAG have a dedicated tax credits section on their website for advisers. They have produced a series of tax credits factsheets on various topics:
- Tax credits – the basics
- Tax credits and complaints
- Tax credits annual review
- Tax credits and self-employment
- Tax credits – challenging decisions
- Tax credits and judicial review
- Tax credits overpayments
- Tax credits for disabled workers
- Tax credits and going back to work
- Tax credits and flexible working
- Tax credits for people from abroad
CPAG (England and Wales) also produce e-bulletin tax credits updates for advisers. The e-bulletins are published on the CPAG website and you can sign up to receive them via email.
CPAG (Scotland) also produce e-bulletin tax credits updates for advisers, which are published on the CPAG Scotland website.
CPAG also publish (both in hard copy and online) the Welfare Benefits and Tax Credits Handbook which has several tax credits chapters which explore the system in greater detail.
Turn2us is a charitable service which helps people access the money available to them through welfare benefits, grants and other help.
The charity produce a benefits calculator and also information on a range of topics including tax credits.
Disability Rights UK is a charity which works to relieve the poverty and improve the living standards of disabled people.
The DA website includes several sections with information about tax credits specifically for disabled people.
- A guide to tax credits
- tax credits - extra money due to disability
- tax credits - if you disagree with your decision
Gingerbread are a charity who support single parents. They produce a wide range of information for single parents on benefits and tax credits. A full list of publications is on the Gingerbread website.
They have a useful decision tree which helps claimants what changes need to be reported for child benefit and tax credits when their child turns 16.
Entitled To provide a comprehensive benefits calculator that includes tax credits.
Last reviewed/updated 24 July 2017