If you are currently claiming tax credits, you should have been sent a renewal pack. If the pack has a red line across the first page, which says ‘reply now’, you need to renew your Tax Credits by 31stJuly 2016 at the latest.
If you miss the deadline, your payments will stop, and you will have to repay any credits you have received since 6th April 2016.
If your renewal pack simply says ‘check now’ – you just need to ensure all the details pre-printed on the form are correct. If so, you do not need to do anything and your claim should be automatically renewed.
If your details have changed, you must inform the Tax Credits Office by 31st July 2016, or your payments may stop, or you could be fined.
You can renew online here , but if you have not used HMRC online services before, you will need to set up a Government Gateway account first, so don’t delay!