Category: Child Benefit

The high-income child benefit charge explained

Does the high-income child benefit charge apply? The high-income child benefit charge (HICBC) applies to claw back child benefit from either the claimant or his or her partner where at least one of them has an income of £50,000 or more. The charge is perhaps one of the more unfair tax charges in that the…


Importance of registering for child benefit even if the High-Income Child Benefit charge applies

Parents affected by the High-Income Child Benefit charge (HICBC) can be forgiven for thinking that there is no point is registering for child benefit if they are only going to have to give back everything they receive in the form of the tax. The HICBC applies where the parent claiming child benefit or their partner…