Receiving Tax Credits? The renewal deadline is approaching …
If you’re claiming tax credits, you should have been sent a renewal pack. It will tell you how to renew your tax credits. You must renew your tax credits by 31 July 2019 if your renewal pack has a red line across the first page and it says ‘reply now’.
If you first claimed tax credits after 6 April 2019 you will not get a renewal pack until April 2020. If you claimed prior to 6 April 2019 and have not had a renewal pack contact HMRC on 0345 300 3900 as you will need a renewal pack before you can renew your tax credits
What happens if I don’t renew by 31st July?
Your tax credits will stop if you miss the deadline. You’ll be sent a statement and have to pay back the tax credits you’ve been given since 6 April 2019. Your tax credits will start again if you send your renewal within 30 days of getting the statement. You’ll be sent any payments you’ve missed since your claim ended. If you fail to do this then you may have to apply for Universal Credit instead.
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