Don’t lose tax credits
Time to renew
Thousands of residents in Rutherglen and Cambuslang are at risk of having their tax credits stopped, the Reformer can reveal.
With the tax renewal deadline just days away, HMRC is encouraging people to make sure they do not miss out.
According to official statistics, there are 7,500 people in the Rutherglen and Hamilton West constituency who need to renew their tax credits - the joint highest figure for a Scottish constituency outside of Glasgow.
HMRC say the online renewals system is now “easier and more accessible than ever before”.
Customers can track the process of their renewal and receive email confirmation once submitted removing the need to scan or type in the barcode number from the back of the renewals pack.
Rachel McLean, HMRC’s interim director general of customer services, said: “We’ve made some really helpful improvements this year to our online and app services to support our customers. We know life can be hectic so the start and stop feature allows customers to begin and complete their renewal on a day and time convenient for them.
“It’s fantastic that 32,000 people have used our app and 733,000 customers have already renewed their tax credits online.”
The deadline for renewals is Monday, July 31.
Online help and information on renewing tax credits is available on GOV.UK and via HMRC’s customer service Twitter feed @HMRCcustomers. Support is also available on the tax credits helpline.