HMRC posts renewal reminder for tax credits claims

HMRC is reminding tax credits customers they have one month left to renew their tax credits claims ahead of the 31 July 2021 deadline.

In a press release from 1 July, it said that around 440,000 customers were still to make their claims.

Over 2.5 million annual tax credits review packs were posted to individuals between late April and early June.

Recipients will either have an ‘auto-renewal' reminder or a ‘reply required' notice, the latter requiring customers to renew their claims ahead of the deadline to continue receiving tax credits payments.

Myrtle Lloyd, HMRC's director general for customer services, said:

"We know how important tax credits are to our customers, so we've made it quicker and easier to renew claims online. There's no need to wait for the 31 July deadline - do it now by searching ‘tax credits' on GOV.UK."

Customers do not need to report any temporary falls in their working hours as a result of COVID-19.

Instead, they will be treated as if they are working the regular hours for up to eight weeks after the coronavirus job retention scheme ends.

Talk to us about renewing your tax credits.

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