Tax Credits Helpline Number 0843 455 0127.
This can include people who are already in receipt of the benefit and those who believe they may be able to claim. It is also a useful and convenient way to inform HMRC of changes of circumstance which may increase or decrease the claimable amount.
Introduced in April 2003, working tax credits is a means-tested social security benefit. It has been criticised by some as being over-complicated and, due to payments only being calculated on a yearly basis, can result in claimants being overpaid and then presented with a large repayment bill. It is due to be replaced by a new benefit called ‘Universal Credit’ by 2016. It is hoped this change will make the benefits system more efficient.
For those living abroad, it is worth bearing in mind that there is a different tax credits helpline number. There is also a different tax credits contact number for users of a textphone. This is a tax credits only helpline and will not deal with other tax matters.
Normally a caller can dial the tax credits helpline number and be fairly certain of having a query dealt with quickly. The tax credits phone number is open six days a week. It is closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day. Normally it is closed on Sundays, except for the last Sunday in July. This is because the deadline for working tax credits applications is 31 July and the helpline receives a huge amount of calls in this week.
Therefore, during this busiest time of the year, it is recommended that any calls be made as soon as possible rather than leaving it to the last minute. There is always a danger that queries or applications left until this late stage may not be dealt with in time before the deadline.
Tax Credit Helpline Office,