Making and renewing a tax credits claim

Produced by Tolley

The following Personal Tax guidance note Produced by Tolley provides comprehensive and up to date tax information covering:

  • Making and renewing a tax credits claim
  • Migration of tax credits to universal credit
  • Renewing a claim for tax credits
  • Renewal deadlines for tax credits
  • 31 July deadline
  • 31 January deadline

Making and renewing a tax credits claim

Migration of tax credits to universal credit

New claims for tax credits are no longer possible as they have been replaced by the universal credit for all claimants. Existing claimants will continue to receive tax credits until they are migrated to the universal credit system. Migration will take place when a change in circumstances is reported. Until January 2021 it was possible for those claimants who were entitled to claim severe disability premium to make a new claim for tax credits. This is no longer possible, and all such claimants are directed to make a claim for universal credit. For further information, see the CIOT’s Low Income Tax Reform Group.

See the Universal credit guidance note.

Renewing a claim for tax credits

Tax credit claims which are not yet migrated to the universal credit system are renewed annually. A claimant will be invited to renew their claim by being sent a renewal pack e

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