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9Supplementary contribution by Inland RevenueU.K.

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(1)If this section applies to a child the Inland Revenue must inform the account provider with whom a child trust fund is held by the child that this section applies to the child.

(2)If the account provider makes a claim to the Inland Revenue in accordance with regulations, the Inland Revenue must pay to the account provider such amount as is prescribed by regulations.

(3)On receipt of the payment the account provider must credit the child trust fund with the amount of the payment.

(4)This section applies to a child if—

(a)a child trust fund is held by the child,

(b)the child was first an eligible child by virtue of section 2(1)(a), and

(c)the condition in subsection (5) is satisfied in relation to the child.

(5)That condition is that it has been determined in accordance with the provision made by and by virtue of sections 18 to 21 of the Tax Credits Act 2002 (c. 21)—

(a)that a person was, or persons were, entitled to child tax credit in respect of the child for the child benefit commencement date, and

(b)that either the relevant income of the person or persons for the tax year in which that date fell does not exceed the income threshold or the person, or either of the persons, was entitled to a relevant social security benefit for that date,

and that determination has not been overturned.

(6)In subsection (5)(b)—

  • the income threshold” has the meaning given by section 7(1)(a) of the Tax Credits Act 2002,

  • the relevant income”, in relation to a person or persons and a tax year, has the meaning given by section 7(3) of that Act in relation to a claim by the person or persons for a tax credit for the tax year,

  • relevant social security benefit” means any social security benefit prescribed for the purposes of section 7(2) of that Act, and

  • tax year” means a period beginning with 6th April in one year and ending with 5th April in the next.

(7)If the child benefit commencement date is earlier than 6th April 2005, this section applies in relation to the child even if the condition in subsection (5) is not satisfied in relation to the child provided that the condition in subsection (8) is so satisfied.

(8)That condition is that—

(a)income support, or income-based jobseeker’s allowance, was paid for the child benefit commencement date to a person whose applicable amount included an amount in respect of the child, or

(b)working families' tax credit, or disabled person’s tax credit, was paid for that date to a person whose appropriate maximum working families' tax credit, or appropriate maximum disabled person’s tax credit, included a credit in respect of the child.

(9)If the child benefit commencement date is earlier than 6th April 2003, subsection (5) has effect as if—

(a)the reference in paragraph (a) to the child benefit commencement date were to any date in the tax year beginning with 6th April 2003,

(b)the reference in paragraph (b) to the tax year in which the child benefit commencement date fell were to the tax year beginning with 6th April 2003, and

(c)the reference in paragraph (b) to being entitled to a relevant social security benefit for the child benefit commencement date were to being so entitled for any date in that tax year for which the person was, or the persons were, entitled to child tax credit in respect of the child.

(10)Child benefit commencement date”, in relation to a child, means—

(a)the first day for which child benefit was paid in respect of the child (otherwise than because of a directly applicable [F1EU] provision or an international agreement), or

(b)in the case of a child to whom section 2(3) applies or section 2(5) has applied, such day as is prescribed by regulations.

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I1S. 9 in force at 6.4.2005 by S.I. 2004/3369, art. 2(1)

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