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Childcare benefit and the tax charge

Shared from Tax Insider: Childcare benefit and the tax charge
By Moneeza Siddiqui, June 2024

Moneeza Siddiqui looks at the system of childcare benefit and the possible tax charge associated with it. 

The UK government supports households with children by paying a childcare amount to the parents or guardians. 

The benefit 

This amount is paid after every four weeks, into the account of the person making the claim for the childcare benefit. It is paid according to the following rates: 


Weekly rate 

Eldest or only child 


Any other children 




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