HMRC: Over 300,000 tax credits customers have one month left to renew
A total of 323,700 customers are yet to renew their tax credits ahead of the deadline, with HMRC reminding them to do so by 31 July – or their payments will stop.
Tax credits help working families with targeted financial support – so it’s important that customers renew before the deadline to ensure they don’t miss out on money they’re entitled to.
Customers can renew their tax credits for free via GOV.UK or the HMRC app. Customers can log into GOV.UK to check on the progress of their renewal, be reassured it’s being processed and know when they’ll hear back from HMRC.
Myrtle Lloyd, HMRC’s director general for customer services, said: “There’s just one month to go for our tax credits customers to renew. It’s easy to do online or on the HMRC app – search ‘tax credits’ on GOV.UK.”
Customers choosing to use the HMRC app on their smartphone can:
- Renew their tax credits
- Make changes to their claim
- Check their tax credits payments schedule, and
- Find out how much they have earned for the year
If there is a change in a customer’s circumstances that could affect their tax credits claims, they must report the changes to HMRC. Circumstances that could affect tax credits payments include changes to living arrangements, childcare, working hours, or income (increase or decrease).