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How do I complete a return for a foster carer?

Article ID: 2098
Last updated: 15 Jan, 2019

Use HMRC Forms mode to complete a tax return for a foster carer.

Refer to the HMRC helpsheet on foster carers to guide you through the tax return as it gives useful scenarios and advice on calculating tax liability.

Instructions on completing the self employment pages are on page 2 of this document. As box 31 in the example is locked in the software, you will need to enter a '0' into box 9 instead.

You'll need to take certain things into account when completing the return, for example, the qualifying amounts that you can deduct from total care receipts.

Deductions from total care receipts include:

  • £10,000 per household.
  • An additional weekly amount per child/adult cared for.

If you and your partner share care responsibilities, you may want to consider becoming a business partnership, in which case please refer to HMRC's guidance: Fostering in a Partnership .

Article ID: 2098
Last updated: 15 Jan, 2019
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