The deadline for renewing Tax Credits claims with HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is 31 July.

You must renew your tax credits by 31 July 2016 if your renewal pack has a red line across the first page and it says ‘reply now’.

If you miss the deadline your tax credits payments will stop. You’ll be sent a statement and will have to pay back the tax credits you’ve been given since 6 April 2016.

Claims can be renewed online or by post.