Child Benefit Opt Out

Those entitled to Child Benefit, where they or their partner have an annual income exceeding £50,000, will have some of this clawed back through the tax system and may be required to complete a tax return. Where their income exceeds £60,000 the entire amount of benefit will be lost.

If an individual does not choose to opt-out of receiving Child Benefit and whose income is over £50,000, they should complete a tax return in order to account for the claw back of Child Benefit which they were not entitled to receive.  More information can be found here.

You can now update your family circumstances online.  Forms available on HMRC website.  You will need a Government Gateway account, if you don’t have one contact the Child Benefit Office by phone  on 0300 200 3100.  More information is available  here.

Please give us a call if you need help completing your tax return.


Last updated: 13 August 2019