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
17 March 2020 16 March - Northern Ireland only
10 April 2020 9 April
13 April 2020 9 April
8 May 2020 7 May
25 May 2020 22 May
13 July 2020 10 July - Northern Ireland only
3 August 2020 31 July - Scotland only
31 August 2020 28 August
25 December 2020 24 December
28 December 2020 24 December
29 December 2020 24 December - Northern Ireland only
1 January 2021 31 December
4 January 2021 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 28 September
  • Edinburgh - local holiday on 21 September
  • Dundee - local holiday on 5 October

Contact your bank for more information.