If you’re claiming tax credits, you’ll have been sent a renewal pack. It’ll tell you how to renew your tax credits.

You can find out about the deadline to renew your tax credits.

If you first claimed tax credits after 6 April 2015, you won’t get a renewal pack before April 2016.

What happens next

Your renewal pack will have a red line across the first page if you need to send a reply. You’ll be sent a statement and have to pay back the tax credits you’ve been given since 6 April.

Your tax credits will start again if you sent your renewal within 30 days of getting the statement. You’ll be sent any payments you didn’t get since the end of your claim.

When you don’t need to renew

Your tax credits will be renewed automatically if your form has the code ‘TC 603 R’. Check the form carefully to make sure your details are correct.

You must report any mistakes on your form or changes in your circumstances. Your tax credits could stop or you could be fined if you don’t.

If you’ve renewed

Within 8 weeks of receiving your renewal, the Tax Credit Office will send you a letter telling you how much you’ll get.