Renew your tax credits

The deadline for renewing your tax credits claim online is fast approaching. So in order to continue receiving tax credits, you need to renew your claim by 31 July 2016.

If you don’t renew by the deadline, you risk your payments being stopped and having to repay the money you have received since April 2016.

Renewing online is quick, convenient and easier than ever before. Using the information in your renewals pack, you can renew straight away at

This year, HMRC has improved their digital service, which means you can:

  • renew online
  • notify HMRC of all changes in your circumstances
  • view when your next payment is due and how much it will be.

To use the online service you will need access to:

  • your National Insurance number
  • your renewals pack
  • a mobile phone
  • information about your income (for example your P60).

You can find a full list of suitable documents here

HMRC has online help and web chat facilities to help you with any queries you may have about renewing.

So, don’t leave renewing to the last minute – do it well ahead of the 31 July deadline for your peace of mind. Doing it online means that you can make sure all your information is correct and you’ll also get a confirmation text as soon as your claim is in.

For more information on how to renew your tax credits, go to