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Tax credits online renewal form launched
With the tax credits renewal deadline of July 31 less than one month away, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has launched a new online service for the vast majority of claimants to use.
Just over 1.5 million claimants still need to renew their claims by the 31 July deadline, or their payments might end. Last year more than 650,000 failed to renew on time.
This year, as well as being able to renew by post and phone, claimants can renew online, on GOV.UK, or via the HMRC app. So far 135,000 people have submitted their tax credits renewal online, with a consistent 96 per cent satisfaction rate.
Nick Lodge, Director General of Benefits and Credits, HMRC, said:
HMRC asks all claimants to check the accuracy of the information in their renewals pack, and to inform the department about any changes to their circumstances that they haven’t already reported, such as to their working hours, childcare costs or pay.