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.

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

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
17 March 2017 16 March
20 March 2017 17 March - England, Scotland and Wales only
14 April 2017 13 April
17 April 2017 13 April
1 May 2017 28 April
29 May 2017 26 May
12 July 2017 11 July
13 July 2017 12 July - England, Scotland and Wales only
7 August 2017 4 August
8 August 2017 7 August - England, Wales and Northern Ireland only
28 August 2017 25 August
25 December 2017 22 December
26 December 2017 22 December
27 December 2017 22 December
28 December 2017 27 December - England, Scotland and Wales only
1 January 2018 29 December
2 January 2018 29 December
3 January 2018 2 January - England, Wales and Northern Ireland only

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

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 25 September
  • Edinburgh - local holiday on 18 September
  • Dundee - local holiday on 2 October

Contact your bank for more information.