20 July 2018
Tax credit renewal deadline 31 July 2018
The tax credit annual renewal period is underway. Claimants who have claimed tax credits during the 2017-2018, and who have not already finalised their claim due to a move to universal credit, should have received their tax credit renewal pack by the end of June. Anyone expecting a renewal pack who hasn’t yet received it should contact HMRC.
Claimants who receive a reply-required renewal pack – with a red line across the first page - must complete their renewal declaration by 31 July 2018, otherwise their payments will stop. If actual income is not known, then an estimate must be given by 31 July with the actual income confirmed by 31 January 2019. Claimants who receive an auto-renewal pack only need to contact HMRC if they have changes or corrections to report.
Tax Credit renewals can be completed either:
- On-line, via the GOV.UK website
- Using the HMRC App
- Calling HMRC’s tax credits helpline (0345 300 3900 : textphone 0345 300 3909)
- By post to:
Tax Credit Office
HM Revenue and Customs