Quick action urged on tax credit claims

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MORE than 34,500 tax credit claimants across Sunderland have been reminded to renew claims by the deadline or their payments may stop.

Bosses at HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC), today urged people to re asked to act as soon as they receive a renewal pack.

“They need to make sure their details are correct,” said HMRC’s Director of Benefits and Credits, Steve Lamey. “The sooner they renew, the sooner we can make sure they are getting the right money.

“It’s simple – if they don’t renew their claims before July 31, payments may stop.”

Help and information on tax credit renewals can be obtained from www.hmrc.gov.uk/taxcreditsrenewals.