Tax credits deadline
The deadline for renewing tax credits is 31 July 2016. All those claiming working tax credit (WTC) and/or child tax credit (CTC) should check what action they may need to take.
The renewal process does two things: it gives HMRC the information to finalise tax credit awards for last year, 2015/16, and it renews the claim for the current year, 2016/17.
Anyone who claimed tax credits in 2015/16 should have been sent a renewal pack and most people will need to respond to HMRC. Even if you do not intend to renew your claim for the current year, you must still make sure HMRC has correct information on your 2015/16 income and circumstances in order to finalise last year’s award.