If you are a tax credit claimant, you should have received your renewal pack by the 4th of June 2021. For those who have not received this yet, we highly recommend contacting HMRC on 0345 300 3900.

For those who are yet to renew their claim, you can do this by clicking here. If you need any assistance, please contact us, and we will happily guide you through the process.

In the meantime, here is some helpful information on what to include when completing your tax credit claim renewal.

What Information Should Be Included When Renewing Your Tax Credit Claim?

For many, it is likely that income has been permanently reduced due to the pandemic. In this instance, you should check that the income details in the tax credit pack are correct. On the other hand, if your income has only temporary fallen due to COVID-19, possibly down to being furloughed, you will not have to report this. HMRC will treat your tax credit claim as if you have been working your regular hours, even while on furlough.

Along with your employment, changes in your personal life should also be reported as they may impact your tax credit claim. For instance, if you have changed your living arrangements or childcare costs have changed, these will need to be included.
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If you are a self-employed individual who claims a tax credit, you should include any grants that you have received, such as:

  • Eat Out to Help Out scheme
  • Self-Employed Income Support Scheme
  • Retail, leisure or hospitality grants
  • Small business rates grants

You will not have to include a Test and Trace Support payment, which would have come in the form of a one-off lump sum of £500.

By the 31st of July 2021, your tax credit claims must have been renewed, which means that you may need to include some estimated figures. If you need guidance or figures, please get in touch with us as soon as possible.