Tax Credits – Time to Renew

If you are currently receiving tax credits, it is time to renew. To ensure that you continue receiving your tax credits, you need to renew by 31 July 2017. 

If you do not renew by 31 July 2017 your tax credit payments will stop.

You will need to inform HMRC about any changes to your circumstances, which will affect your tax credits. This includes changes to your income, employment, household, changes to childcare and childcare costs if changed by more than £10 per week.

If you are unsure as to whether your tax credits need renewing, you will have received a renewal pack from HMRC detailing how to renew your tax credits. The 1st page will have ‘reply now’ in a red block line.

 How can I renew my tax credits?

  •  Online - Sign into your HMRC Government Gateway account
  • Call - 03453 003 909
  • Post - HM Revenue and Customs – Tax Credit Office, Comben House, Farriers Way, Netherton, L75 1AX

Do I qualify for tax credits?

You can complete a series of questions to determine whether you can apply for tax credits. You will be required to provide information relating to the following:

  • Age and disabilities
  • Work and benefits
  • Household
  • Earning and income
  • Childcare and costs

This will determine your eligibility and from this you can order a tax credits claim form. To find out more about applying for tax credits check out the HMRC website.