Tax credits: your payment dates

Find out when your tax credits payment is and how much you’ll get paid.

Tax credit payments are made every week or every 4 weeks.

You choose if you want to get paid weekly or every 4 weeks on your claim form. If you do not have a claim form, contact HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

New claims

It can take up to 5 weeks to process a new claim. You’ll be sent an award notice by post giving you the date of your first payment.

Bank holiday payment dates

If it’s a bank holiday anywhere in the UK your payment may be early.

Due date Payment date
5 January 2022 4 January - England and Northern Ireland only
17 March 2022 16 March
18 March 2022 17 March - England and Scotland only
15 April 2022 14 April
18 April 2022 14 April
2 May 2022 29 April
2 June 2022 1 June
3 June 2022 1 June
12 July 2022 11 July
13 July 2022 12 July - England and Scotland only
1 August 2022 29 July
2 August 2022 1 August - England and Northern Ireland only
29 August 2022 26 August
19 September 2022 16 September
26 December 2022 23 December
27 December 2022 23 December
28 December 2022 23 December
29 December 2022 28 December - England and Scotland only
2 January 2023 30 December
3 January 2023 30 December
4 January 2023 3 January - England and Northern Ireland only

If your payment is late, check the payment date on your award notice and contact your bank before calling HMRC.

Local holidays in Scotland

Your payment might be delayed because of local holidays if you live in the following places:

  • Glasgow and Aberdeen - local holiday on 26 September
  • Edinburgh - local holiday on 19 September
  • Dundee - local holiday on 3 October

Contact your bank for more information.