Help With Fees via Working Tax Credit
As Regent Learning is Ofsted registered, parents who enrol their children onto programmes at Regent Learning may be able to obtain assistance with the costs under the Childcare Element of Working Tax Credit.
This means that subject to assessment by HM Revenue & Customs, parents may be able to get up to 70% of their fees reimbursed! This means our services can become accessible to those who might not previously been able to afford it and guarantees parents can give their children the best education possible without worrying about the financial implications.
For you to be eligible for receive the Childcare Element of Working Tax Credit should you enrol your child at Regent Learning, you need to be working 16 hours or more a week. If you are part of a couple, you both need to be working 16 hours or more a week. You can only claim childcare costs for any child up to the Saturday following 1st September after their 15th birthday.
The maximum amount of help you may receive is as follows*:
|Number of children||Weekly limit on costs||Percentage of costs you can get help with||Maximum tax credits for childcare|
|One child||£175||70%||£175 x 70% = £122.50|
|Two or more children||£300||70%||£300 x 70% = £210|
*Correct as of 6th April 2011. For the latest figures, please refer to the HMRC website.
Please note that your dealings with Regent Learning remain the same. Fees must still be paid in advance to Regent Learning even if you are claiming or about to claim for Working Tax Credit. Reimbursement of fees must be sought from HMRC, not Regent Learning.
To make a claim for the Childcare Element of Working Tax Credit, please phone the HM Revenue & Customs Working Tax Credit Helpline on 0845 300 3900 which is available from 08.00 to 20.00 seven days a week.
For further information, guidance and to ensure that you have the very latest information, please see https://www.hmrc.gov.uk.
You may find leaflet WTC5 (Working Tax Credit – Help with the costs of childcare, 6th April 2011: A guide explaining help with the costs of childcare for parents) particularly helpful. Click the following link to view https://www.hmrc.gov.uk/leaflets/wtc5.pdf.