Obviously phone your tax office to check this out and get the right address to send all the information to – double check with them about this one!
In 2002 – 2003 tax year there was an allowance that the tax office didn’t publicise that well and most people didn’t apply for and most importantly it wasn’t means tested like the current Child and Working Tax Allowance. It could be worth £520 off your tax bill, and I guess it’s worth a phone call to find out if you are eligible.
So here’s what you do:
It is called Childrens Tax Allowance for the year 2002/03
You can still claim but the deadline for allowance is before deadline 31st January 2009.
You are eligible to claim £520 allowance if:-
Have a child born between 6th April 1986 – 5th April 2003
Child lived with you for all or part of 2002/03
You worked and paid tax for all or part of 2002/03
You or your partner earned £6000 plus in the year 2002/03 tax year
You are eligble for the £1040 allowance if you can answer yes to all four above
One of your children was born between 6th April 02 and 5th April 03
If you call the HMRC on 0845 302 1437 and ask if you have received this allowance and they will let you know what to do if you haven’t.