You need to renew your tax credits once a year - the deadline is usually 31 July but your renewal pack will confirm the deadline.
You can’t renew until you get your renewal pack.
Renewal packs are sent between April and June. If you claimed tax credits after 6 April, your renewal pack is usually sent the following year.
Your pack tells you how to renew your tax credits, you usually do it by post or phone.
Within 8 weeks of renewing, the Tax Credit Office will send you an award notice telling you how much you’ll get.
Where to send your form
HM Revenue & Customs Tax Credits
Tax Credit Helpline
Telephone: 0345 300 3900
Textphone: 0345 300 3909
Outside the UK: +44 2890 538 192
Monday to Friday, 8am to 8pm
Saturday, 8am to 4pm
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What you need
- your renewal pack
- your National Insurance number
- details about any changes to your circumstances
- your total income (including your partner’s) for the last tax year
- telephone renewals only - your Tax Credit Helpline password (if you have one)