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Tax-free childcare available in Wales


Tax-free childcare will be available for parents in Wales by the end of March 2018. This is a scheme by the UK government to help parents with childcare costs. 

Parents can apply if their child is under twelve, or under seventeen and has a disability. To be eligible each parent must also be in work, including self-employment, and earning at least £120 a week each and under £100,000 a year.

Parents can apply for the tax-free childcare through an online application form. 

Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has created the Childcare Choices website which includes a childcare calculator. It also includes a page for childcare providers with a toolkit of communications materials.

HMRC is encouraging all regulated childcare providers to register now so they are able to receive payments from parents through the scheme.

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