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.

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
19 March 2018 16 March
20 March 2018 19 March - England, Scotland and Wales only
30 March 2018 29 March
2 April 2018 29 March
7 May 2018 4 May
28 May 2018 25 May
12 July 2018 11 July
6 August 2018 3 August
7 August 2018 6 August - England, Wales and Northern Ireland only
27 August 2018 24 August
25 December 2018 24 December
26 December 2018 24 December
27 December 2018 24 December
28 December 2018 27 December - England, Scotland and Wales only
1 January 2019 31 December
2 January 2019 31 December
3 January 2019 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 24 September
  • Edinburgh - local holiday on 17 September
  • Dundee - local holiday on 1 October

Contact your bank for more information.