Tax credits reminder

TAX credit claimants in Thorne are being reminded to renew before the deadline or their payments may stop.

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) need all renewals by July 31.

Residents are being asked to act as soon as they receive a renewal pack and claimants need to check the accuracy of the information in the pack as HMRC does carry out checks, including contacting employers.

They also need to let HMRC know of any changes in their circumstances that they haven’t already reported during the year.

These changes could be about their working hours, childcare costs or pay.

Information is available from www.hmrc.gov.uk/taxcreditsrenewals. HMRC’s Director of Benefits and Credits, Steve Lamey, said: “It’s simple – if they don’t renew their claims before 31 July, payments may stop.”