Working for Families Tax Credits are for families with dependent children 18 or younger, to help with day-to-day living costs. All tax credits are paid to the principal child carer - the person who mainly looks after the child.
You might qualify for one or more type of tax credit, depending on your circumstances:
If you're getting parental tax credit you can't also get paid parental leave (external link) for the same child. Paid parental leave is paid to eligible parents when they take parental leave from their job to care for their newborn or adopted child. If you're eligible for both payments, see Congratulations on your new baby (IR753) (external link) to help you choose between the two.
The amount depends on:
Check out Real lives to see Phil and Anna's story - they're a young working couple with a two year old son, receiving Working for Families Tax Credits.
Go to Working for Families Tax Credits (external link) to check if you qualify, to estimate how much you'll receive, and to apply online.
Go to the Working for Families website (external link) to find out more about the Working for Families package.