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For anyone responsible for a child under the age of 16, or 20 if in full time education, they may be able to claim Child Benefit income.

Only one person is eligible to claim Child Benefit for any one child, and if they’re earning in excess of £50,000 annually they will encounter a tax charge.

The fixed rate awarded for Child Benefit currently stands at £20.30 per week for an eldest child and £13.40 per week for any additional children.

As of 7th January 2013 anyone earning in excess of £50,000, or whose partner is earning in excess of £50,000, will be required to pay a tax charge - equivalent to 1% of the Child Benefit for every £100 over the £50,000 threshold they are.

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