Don’t miss the tax credit deadline – 31 July 2019
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 – you must tell HMRC by 31 July 2019 if your circumstances have changed or your pack is incorrect.
You can also manage your tax credits online at the GOV.UK website.