Working and Child Tax Credit renewals

Changes in circumstances can now be reported online

Awards of Working Tax Credit and Child Tax Credit for 2015/16 need to be finalised and provisional awards for 2016/17 renewed by 31 July 2016.

Tax credit renewal packs are being sent to claimants in stages from April to June. As in previous years they are being issued in stages to assist HMRC with managing demand.

The online service for tax credits has been further developed and it is now possible (for claimants, not agents) to renew tax credits online even if there are changes in circumstances to report. HMRC is encouraging claimants to renew online as soon as they receive their packs and before the 31 July deadline.

Claimants who renew online will have access to their Personal Tax Account and will be able to view their next tax credit payment as well as access the other services available through the account. Over 1m people have now signed up to the Personal Tax Account.