HMRC: 'Renew Tax Credits early to avoid rush'

HMRC: 'Renew Tax Credits early to avoid rush'

HMRC: 'Renew Tax Credits early to avoid rush'

First published in News

The 45,200 people who receive tax credits in Dorset are being reminded by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) to renew early before the July 31 deadline to avoid a last minute rush.

HMRC has begun sending tax credits renewal packs to households. The packs are sent out between April and June.

Claimants need to tell HMRC about any changes to their circumstances that they haven’t already reported, including changes to working hours, childcare costs, and income, or if a partner has moved in.

HMRC’s director of benefits and credits Nick Lodge, said: “People in Dorset should check their details and renew early to make sure they get the right money. Don’t leave it – people who don’t renew on time risk losing their payments.”

HMRC’s phone lines become busy as late July nears, so the earlier claimants renew their claims the quicker and easier they will find it.

More than three million claimants renewed by the deadline last year, 86 per cent of those who were required to renew their claims.

Claimants are urged to have the right documents available to help reduce mistakes when they are checking their form or calling HMRC’s Tax Credits Helpline.

These would be, for example, payslips, end of year P60 forms and childcare payment details.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree