Tax credits: payments


Call HMRC if you’re finding it hard to repay a tax credit overpayment - you may get more time.

You’ll need your tax credit reference number.

If you have already been contacted by HMRC or a debt collection agency acting on their behalf, contact them using the details they’ve given you.

0345 302 1429

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Our phone line opening hours are temporarily changing to:

Monday to Friday: 8am to 4pm

This is due to having fewer advisers available to answer calls because of the measures put in place to stop the spread of coronavirus.

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Send a cheque and your paylip to this address if you cannot make a payment any other way.

You do not need to include a street name, city name or PO box when writing to this address.

Couriers should use a different address.

United Kingdom