How do I claim Working Tax Credit?
You can get a claim form by phoning HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) Tax Credits Helpline:
Telephone: 0345 300 3900
Textphone: 0345 300 3909
You have to renew your claim by 31 July every year. If you do not renew it, your Working Tax Credit may stop. See the Gov.uk website for more information on renewing tax credits (link opens in a new window)
What documents will I need to claim Working Tax Credit?
You will need:
your national insurance number
proof of who you are, for example a birth certificate or driving licence.
proof of your annual income, for example bank statements or pay slips
your partner's details if they live with you.(including income details)
When will my Working Tax Credit claim begin?
You may be able to get Working Tax Credit backdated for up to 31 days. It is important to get your claim made quickly so you don’t lose out.
Change of circumstances
Working Tax Credit is paid on a year by year basis but it is very important to tell HM Revenue and Customs about changes during the year which could affect the money you get. You must tell them about some changes within one month.
See the Gov.uk website for more information about changes that affect tax credits (link opens in a new window)
HM Revenue and Customs have also launched a new digital service for tax credits customers that allows people to check their next tax credits payment details online. The service can be accessed at www.gov.uk/managetaxcredits.
HMRC will be updating the service over the coming months to allow customers to report changes in their circumstances online instead of having to phone in. Release date to be announced.