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Don't forget to renew your tax credits by 31 July - Turn2us

HM Revenue and Customs website (link opens in a new window)If you claim tax credits, don't forget that you need to renew them by 31 July or the payments could stop.

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has issued top tips for claimants to help people who need to renew their tax credits:

1. If you don't get your pack by 30 June, contact the Tax Credit Helpline.

2. Renew your tax credits claim as quickly as possible. The sooner you do, the sooner HMRC’s Tax Credit Office can work out your payments for the coming tax year.

3. You only need to contact HMRC if you receive an Annual Declaration form as well as an Annual Review notice.

4. You don't need to contact HMRC if you receive only an Annual Review notice (as your claim will be renewed automatically), unless your personal circumstances have changed.

5. Check all the information in the renewal pack, making sure all the changes reported in the last year are included. If anything isn’t right, contact the Tax Credit Office.

6. Report any changes – including bank details – by calling the Tax Credit Helpline on 0345 300 3900, or in writing.

7. If you contact the helpline, have handy: your National Insurance number; your password, if you have one; your renewal pack; details of any new changes in circumstances; the amount of your household’s total income for the last tax year.

8. You should follow the instructions on your form to confirm your claim for last year even if your circumstances have changed and you are no longer eligible for the current year.

Read our information sheets on Working Tax Credit and Child Tax Credit

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