Tax Credits - Maternity Leave

Discussion in 'Tax' started by elmo, Jan 3, 2017.

  1. elmo

    elmo New Member

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    Hi folks,

    I'm sure this has been covered a number of times but I find it hard to find on the forums! My wife and I are due our first child in May, we are currently jointly assessed for tax.

    Her maternity cover is week with just 6 weeks at 50% pay and then straight onto the social benefit. What is the best thing to do about tax and how should I approach it. Can I claim her tax credits? Is there a method for getting this set up?