Customers urged to renew tax credits

HMRC is urging customers who haven’t already renewed their tax credits to do so in the next week or risk having their payments stopped.

The deadline to renew your tax credits, including child tax credits and working tax credits, is 31 July 2017.

Missing the deadline will mean your tax credits will stop and you may have to pay back the payments received since 6 April 2017.

Last year, 410,000 customers had their payments stopped or altered due to missing the deadline to inform HMRC of any changes to their circumstances.

These include changes to working hours, income and childcare costs and can be renewed either online, by telephone or paper form.

Further help and information on renewing tax credits is available via the HMRC website.

Rachel McLean, interim director general of customer services at HMRC, said:

“We know life can be hectic so the start and stop feature allows customers to begin and complete their renewal on a day and time convenient for them.

“I urge customers who have yet to renew their tax credits to do so as soon as possible, thereby avoiding having their payments stopped. The deadline is fast approaching.”

Contact us to discuss tax credits.