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It is time to act now if you missed the 31 July Tax Credit renewal deadline


If you missed the 31 July Tax Credits renewal deadline you need to take action now. You need to contact HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) to restart your claim as they stop tax credit payments to those who should have responded to the renewal notice but who missed the deadline.


Those who missed the deadline will receive a statement of account letter from HMRC advising that their payments have been stopped and asking them to pay back all the Tax Credits paid since 6 April 2021. If this happens to you, you need to contact HMRC quickly. If you do so within 30 days of the date on your statement of account and complete your renewal, HMRC will process the renewal and could reinstate your 2021/22 claim back to 6 April 2021.


If you miss the 30-day deadline, you can only renew your claim for 2021/22 if you complete your renewal by 31 January 2022 and can satisfy HMRC that you had ‘good cause’ for missing both the 31 July and extra 30-day deadlines.

As new Tax Credit Claims cannot be made for most people, with Universal Credit having been introduced, it is vital that you contact HMRC now to renew your claim immediately if you have missed the 31 July deadline and received a statement of account letter from HMRC.

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