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Time is running out for tax credits and Child Benefit customers with Post Office card accounts

HMRC urges tax credits and Child Benefits customers with a Post Office card account to update HMRC with their new bank account details by 30 November 2021.

From: HM Revenue & Customs

Published 5 October 2021

From 1 December 2021, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) will stop making payments of Child Benefit, Guardian’s Allowance and tax credits into Post Office card accounts...

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Working Tax Credit customers must report changes to working hours

HMRC is urging Working Tax Credit customers to check if they need to update their working hours if these have reduced as a result of coronavirus.

From: HM Revenue & Customs

During the pandemic, Working Tax Credit customers have not needed to tell HMRC about temporary short-term reductions in their working hours as a result of coronavirus - for example if they were working fewer...

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HMRC warns students of scams

HMRC is warning university students to be wary of potential scams, especially if they have a part-time job and are new to interacting with the department.

From: HM Revenue & Customs

Published 8 September 2021

University students taking part-time jobs are at increased risk of falling victim to scams, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is warning.


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Thousands of teenagers missing out on Child Trust Fund cash

Teenagers are being urged by HMRC to check if they have a pot of money waiting for them in a Child Trust Fund.

From: HM Revenue & Customs , HM Treasury , and John Glen MP

Published 7 September 2021

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is today urging young people to check if they have a hidden pot of gold – in the shape of a Child Trust Fund (CTF).

It is now...

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HMRC can help with childcare costs as children head back to school

HMRC is reminding families eligible for Tax-Free Childcare that they can use the scheme to help with their childcare costs.

From: HM Revenue & Customs

Families may be eligible for Tax-Free Childcare to help pay for breakfast and after school clubs as children go back to school.

Eligible families can save money on their childcare and benefit from a government top...

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Deadline looms for parents to update Child Benefit for 16 year olds

Families with children staying in full-time non-advanced education or approved training post 16 must inform HMRC by 31 August to receive Child Benefit.

From: HM Revenue & Customs

Published 18 August 2021

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is reminding parents and carers they have until 31 August 2021 to confirm whether their teenagers are staying in full-time...

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Less than one week left to renew for tax credits customers

Tax credits customers have until 31 July to renew their tax credits claim or risk their payments being stopped.

From: HM Revenue & Customs

More than 300,000 tax credits customers have just under one week to renew their claims before the 31 July 2021 deadline, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has warned.

As the deadline approaches, customers are being urged...