Use this service to:

  • find out how much and when you’ll be paid
  • tell the Tax Credit Office about changes to your circumstances, for example if you’ve moved house

Start now on the Tax Credits service

Before you start

If you’re signing in to the service for the first time, you’ll need:

  • a Government Gateway account - if you don’t already have an account, you’ll get one when you sign in to the service
  • a permanent National Insurance number

You also need to prove your identity. You can use one of the following as proof:

  • your bank account details
  • your P60
  • your 3 most recent payslips
  • your passport number and expiry date

Signing in will also activate your personal tax account - you can use this to check and manage your HM Revenue and Customs records.

Renewing your tax credits

You can no longer renew your tax credits for the 2016 to 2017 tax year.

Call the tax credits helpline if any of the following apply:

  • you’ve missed the deadline
  • you estimated any income when you renewed and need to report your actual income - the deadline is 31 January
  • you renewed and there’s a mistake on your award notice

You’ll need your National Insurance number and your renewal pack, if you have it.