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5,700 tax credit claimants in Aylesbury

5,700 tax credit claimants in Aylesbury

Published by the Mix96 News Team at 5:54am 24th July 2017.

The 5,700 people who claim tax credits around Aylesbury are being reminded to renew them

18,000 people claim tax credits across Buckinghamshire in total.

The deadline to renew them is next Monday 31 July

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is urging people to renew now - or risk having their payments stopped.

Online Renewal

The online renewals system now allows customers to track the process of their renewal, receive email confirmation once submitted, and removing the need to scan or type in the barcode number from the back of the renewals pack.

Go to https://www.gov.uk/browse/benefits/tax-credits for more info.

Last year 410,000 customers across the UK had their payments stopped or altered because they missed the deadline to inform HMRC of changes to their circumstances. These include changes to working hours, income, and childcare costs, and can be done through Gov.uk or via the HMRC app.

Buckinghamshire

In total there are 18,100 tax credit claimants in Buckinghamshire (not including Milton Keynes).

Here's the breakdown of constituency areas:

  • Aylesbury -5,700 claimants
  • Buckingham - 3,300 claimants
  • Chesham and Amersham - 3,000 claimants
  • Wycombe - 6,100 claimants

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. I urge customers in the South East who have yet to renew their tax credits to do so as soon as possible, thereby avoiding their payments being stopped. The 31 July deadline is fast approaching."

 

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