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If you regularly travel to or from another country to work, you may be able to get Working Tax Credit. For example, you might travel from the Republic of Ireland to work in the UK. Or you might live in the UK, but travel to France to work. If you have a child you could also get Child Tax Credit.
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Whether or not you can get tax credits depends on:
You could get Working Tax Credit if either of the following applies:
If you are away in the other country for more than eight weeks at a time, your Working Tax Credit will stop.
You won’t be able to get Working Tax Credit if you're working in the UK illegally.
If you both live in another country, and one of you travels to work in the UK, you'll normally get Working Tax Credit as a single person. But if you and your partner both work in the UK, you will get Working Tax Credit as a couple.
If you both normally live in the UK and one or both of you regularly travels abroad to work, you'll get Working Tax Credit as a couple.
You and your partner - if you have one - can usually get Child Tax Credit for your children if:
You can't normally claim Child Tax Credit for a child who lives outside the EEA or Switzerland. An exception to this is if you or your partner are a Crown servant posted abroad.
You can usually claim help for your childcare costs through Working Tax Credit (the 'childcare element'), as long as one of the following applies:
The countries in the EEA along with the UK are Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden.
How much you could get depends on your income and circumstances. Your income could include other benefits you get, perhaps from other countries. The lower your income, the more tax credits you can get.