Reminder for tax claimants

Tax credit claimants in the Derbyshire Dales are being reminded that they have less than one month to renew their claims before the 31 July deadline.

Claimants are asked to act as soon as they receive a renewal pack from HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC).

HMRC’s Director of Benefits and Credits, Steve Lamey, said: “You should be renewing your tax credits by now. The sooner you renew, the sooner we can check your payments are right so that you won’t have to pay money back.

“It’s simple - if you don’t renew your claim before 31 July, your payments may stop.”

In Derbyshire there are 109,000 tax credit claimants including 6,000 in the Derbyshire Dales.

Claimants are also urged to take care when renewing tax credits as errors could mean they receive less money than they are entitled to.

Help and information on tax credit renewals can be obtained from http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/taxcredits/keep-up-to-date/renew-claim/index.htm.