Manage your tax credits

Use this service to:

  • report actual income from self-employment if you estimated it when you renewed (the deadline is 31 January)
  • tell HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) about changes to your circumstances, for example you get married or your working hours change
  • find out how much and when you’ll be paid

It’s quicker and easier to manage your tax credits online than over the phone.

This guide is also available in Welsh (Cymraeg).

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Before you start

You can also manage your tax credits through the HMRC app. Watch a video about using the app to manage your tax credits.

To use this service, you’ll need to sign in using your Government Gateway user ID and password.

You’ll have to prove your identity to register for Government Gateway if you have not used it before.

You’ll need your National Insurance number or postcode and 2 of the following:

  • your tax credit claim details
  • a valid UK passport
  • a UK photocard driving licence issued by the DVLA (or DVA in Northern Ireland)
  • a payslip from the last 3 months or a P60 from your employer for the last tax year
  • details from a Self Assessment tax return if you made one
  • information held on your credit record if you have one (such as loans, credit cards or mortgages)

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

Renewing your tax credits

You can no longer use this service to renew your tax credits for the 2022 to 2023 tax year.

Contact HMRC by phone or post if:

  • you’ve missed the deadline for renewing your tax credits

  • you renewed your tax credits and there’s a mistake on your award notice

You’ll need:

You cannot claim tax credits and Universal Credit at the same time. Your tax credits will stop if you or your partner apply for Universal Credit. Check how tax credits and Universal Credit affect each other.