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Working for Families Tax Credits Ngā tukunga tāke me whakaruruhau te iwi

Types of Working for Families Tax Credits

There are different types of Working for Families Tax Credits. You may qualify for more than one type of tax credit. Find out about the different types and how to apply.

Best Start tax credit

This payment helps with the costs in a child's first three years.

This is available for all qualifying families with children due or born on or after 1 July 2018.

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Family tax credit

This payment provides ongoing financial support for families. The amount you receive depends on your family situation.

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In-work tax credit

This payment may be available for families in paid work. It's not available to families receiving an income-tested benefit or student allowance.

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Minimum family tax credit

This payment tops up your family income to $26,156. To get this payment at least one parent must be working for salary or wages.

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Parental tax credit

This payment helps with the cost of a newborn child for the first 10 weeks. The amount you receive depends on your family income and the type of income your family received in the first 10 weeks after your child was born.

This payment is only available for children born before 1 July 2018.

Find out more about parental tax credit

Foster care allowance, orphan's or unsupported child's benefit

Find out about Work and Income allowances and benefits

Applying for Working for Families Tax Credits

You can apply for Working for Families Tax Credits (WfFTC), including Best Start tax credit, at any time during the year.

Find out how to apply and your payment options