|Top 10 Tax Credits Renewal ‘Excuses’ Revealed
Deadline closing in - don't miss out
With the tax credits renewal deadline of 31 July just over two weeks away, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has revealed the top 10 excuses for not renewing tax credits claims.
Excuses given by claimants to HMRC for missing the deadline include:
Claimants have until the 31 July deadline to renew, or their payments might end. Last year more than 650,000 failed to renew on time. This year, for the first time, claimants can renew online, at GOV.UK, as well as being able to renew by post and phone.
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 tell the department about any changes to their circumstances that they haven’t already reported, such as to their working hours, childcare costs or pay.
July 15, 2014