HMRC issue warning over benefits deadline

Picture courtesy of HM Revenue and Customs

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is reminding thousands of tax credits customers across Oldham, Rochdale and Tameside that they must renew their tax credits by 31st July – or their payments will stop.

In Oldham over 16,000 people claim tax credits while in Rochdale the number climbs to nearly 16,500 and in Tameside there are around 14,000 according to HMRC.

Tax credits help working families with targeted financial support. A new advertising campaign launched today is reminding customers to renew their tax credits on time, as this is too important to forget.

Renewing online is quick and easy. Customers can log into GOV.UK to check on the progress of their renewal, be reassured it’s being processed and know when they’ll hear back from HMRC.

Customers can also use the HMRC App on their smartphone to:

Renew their tax credits;

Check their tax credits payments schedule; and

Find out how much they have earned for the year.

Angela MacDonald, Director General for Customer Services at HMRC, said:

“We know that our customers lead busy lives, which is why our online services are available day and night. Customers can complete their tax credit renewals at a time convenient to them. Renewing on time is vital to ensure that their payments don’t stop.”


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