Tax credits: your payment dates

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).

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
18 March 2019 15 March - Northern Ireland only
19 April 2019 18 April
22 April 2019 18 April
6 May 2019 3 May
27 May 2019 24 May
12 July 2019 11 July - Northern Ireland only
5 August 2019 2 August - Scotland only
26 August 2019 23 August
25 December 2019 24 December
26 December 2019 24 December
27 December 2019 24 December - Northern Ireland only
1 January 2020 31 December
2 January 2020 31 December - Scotland 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 30 September
  • Edinburgh - local holiday on 16 September
  • Dundee - local holiday on 7 October

Contact your bank for more information.