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HMRC internal manual

Tax Credits Manual

HM Revenue & Customs
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How to check for a new baby in the household

Version 1.0

Changes to previous version - new guidance

Step 1

On the ‘Function Menu’

  • select ‘Application’ on the toolbar
  • select ‘Correction’ from the options available. You will be taken to the ‘Key Entry Data - Applicant’ screen
  • enter the customer’s NINO
  • select the ‘Latest’ checkbox
  • select ‘OK’. You will be taken to the ‘Applicant Details’ screen
  • select ‘Ch’ on the toolbar. You will be taken to the ‘Child Details’ screen
  • where there is a new baby. it will have a date of birth in the tax year you are dealing with.

For example: If you are dealing with tax year 2008-2009 a new baby will have been born during the period 6 April 2008 to 5 April 2009.