Don’t miss the tax credit deadline – 31 July 2018

Don’t miss the tax credit deadline – 31 July 2018

Don’t miss the tax credit deadline – 31 July 2018

If you’re on a low income or have children, tax credits can be worth thousands of pounds a year – and you’ve only until 31 July to renew your claim for this year.

Each new financial year anyone eligible for tax credits needs to renew their application by the July deadline. Miss it and payments will stop, meaning you’ll need to repay any payments you’ve got since April and reapply.

How to renew

Most people receiving tax credits will have been sent a renewal pack saying “reply now”, detailing what you need to do. It’s possible the pack will just say “check now”. If that’s the case, check everything is correct, and if so, your tax credits will be automatically renewed.

If you’ve not got a pack, call the tax credits helpline – though you won’t need to renew if you’ve first applied since 6 April 2017.

You can also manage your tax credits online at the GOV.UK website.

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