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Working for Families Tax Credits
A transcript of the Working for Families Tax Credits sign language video

Working for Families Tax Credits

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Inland Revenue's logo appears before fading out. A Sign Language interpreter is in the centre of the screen and the words "Working for Families Tax Credits" appear at the bottom of the screen and remain there throughout the video.

Audio:

[In Sign Language] Do you have children who live with you? If you do, you may be entitled to Working for Families Tax Credits. In this video, we give you an overview of Working for Families Tax Credits and explain how you can register.


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The words "Children under 18' appear beside the Sign Language interpreter.

Audio:

What are Working for Families Tax Credits? They are an entitlement available to families with dependent children aged 18 or younger. You must be a New Zealand resident, and have been continuously present in New Zealand for the past 12 months; or the children must be New Zealand resident and present in New Zealand for the period of entitlement.


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The words "Children under 18' disappear and are replaced with four types of Working for Families Tax Credits including: Family tax credit, In-work tax credit, Minimum family tax credit and Parental tax credit.

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There are four types of Working for Families Tax Credits: Family tax credit, in-work tax credit, minimum family tax credit, and parental tax credit. You may qualify for one or more of these, depending on your family situation.


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The four types of Working for Families Tax Credits are replaced with the words "principal caregiver."

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Who can register for Working for Families Tax Credits? It's the "principal caregiver" – the person responsible for at least one third of the day-to-day care of the children. This could be you or your partner. The principal caregiver is not someone who cares for the children part-time or who works as the child minder.


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The words "principal caregiver" are replaced with Inland Revenue's web address "www.ird.govt.nz" and the words: "Keyword: WFFTC calculator."

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Estimating your Working for Families Tax Credits is easy using the online calculator on our website. There are calculators for different years so please make sure you choose the right one.


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The words "Keyword: WFFTC calculator" are replaced by the words "Keyword: WFFTC Registration." Inland Revenues web address remains.

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Registration is easy using the online form on our website. You should be aware that the information you give us may be shared with your spouse or partner.


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Inland Revenue's web address and the words Keyword: WFFTC Registration" disappear. The words "notice of entitlement" and a sample image of the notice of entitlement form appear.

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After we receive your registration, we'll work out your Working for Families Tax Credits for you. If you choose to receive your payments weekly or fortnightly, we'll send you a "notice of entitlement". You should check your notice of entitlement to make sure that we hold the correct information and pay you the right amount of money.

If you receive an income-tested benefit as your main income, Work and Income generally pays you family tax credit as part of your regular payments. You can choose whether your payments are made by Inland Revenue or Work and Income.


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The words "notice of entitlement" and a sample image of the notice of entitlement form disappear. Inland Revenue's web address "www.ird.govt.nz" and the words Keyword: WFFTC appear. Inland Revenue's fax number also appears: "0800 447 755."

Audio:

This video has given you an overview of Working for Families Tax Credits. To get more detailed information, please go to our website or contact us using our dedicated fax number, 0800 447 755.


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The Sign Language Interpreter disappears and is replaced by the Inland Revenue and all of government logos. The video ends.