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
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.