The time limit for renewing tax credits is 31 July, so urgent action is needed if you have not yet done this. Tax credit packs have been sent to around 5.8 million people sine April.
If you don't renew by 31 July:
you will have to repay any money you've received since 6 April, and any overpayments from a previous tax year
if you're still getting payments, these will stop.
Claimants must inform HMRC of any changes to their circumstances, such as
working hours, childcare costs or pay.
The Tax Credits helpline is 0345 300 3900
Not sure if you may be entitled to tax credits? Our Tax Credits calculator can give an instant indication. If you are paying Child Care costs this can push up the claim quite significantly.