Missed the Tax Credits renewal deadline

I’ve only just sent off my Tax Credits renewal forms. What will happen now?

1st August 2013

Your Tax Credits renewal forms should have been sent to HMRC by 31st July. As a result, the Tax Credits Office is likely to:

  • Stop your tax credits payments; and then
  • Send you a statement showing you whether you have been paid too much or not enough in tax credits.

Putting off your renewal could prolong over or underpayments, so you must get your renewal information to the Tax Credits Office as quickly as possible after 5th April.

Fortunately, you have provided the information within 30 days of the deadline though. Had you failed to do that, you would have had to reapply for Tax Credits.

If you are struggling to keep on top of your Tax Credit affairs, your local TaxAssist Accountant could manage them for you. Please feel free to contact us for more information or your free initial consultation.


By Jo Nockels

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