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HMRC reminds tax credit customers to renew before deadline

As the deadline approaches, customers are being urged not to leave their renewal until the last minute and risk their payments being stopped

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has reminded more than 300,000 tax credits customers they have until 31 July 2021 to renew their tax credits claim or risk their payments being stopped.

As the deadline approaches, customers are being urged not to leave their renewal until the last minute and risk their payments being stopped.

Once tax credits customers have completed their renewal, they can use their online account to check its progress and find out when they will hear back from HMRC.

This year, about 28,000 customers have used the official HMRC app on their smartphone to renew their tax credits. The app allows customers to report any tax credits changes and complete their renewal, check their tax credits payments schedule and find out how much they have earned for the year.

Myrtle Lloyd, director general for customer services, HMRC, said: “Tax credits payments can provide our customers with vital financial support. There is just one week left to renew your claim – don’t delay and do it online by searching ‘tax credits’ on GOV.UK.”

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