HMRC reveal excuses for people missing tax credits renewal deadline.

With the impending deadline for renewing tax credit claims coming up HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) have revealed a top 10 list of lame excuses made by people who didn’t renew their tax credit claims on time.

Apparently over 650,000 of claimants failed to renew on time last year, & 1.5 million still need to renew their claims this year. Claimants are reminded they have until 31st July to renew, or their payments could potentially end.

The list of excuses revealed comprise of;

  •          My dog ate the form
  •          My baby used the paperwork as a colouring book
  •          The form was locked in the boot of my car, and then my car caught fire
  •          I didn’t need the money because I’d met a rich bloke, but he dumped me
  •          My mum usually does this for me
  •          I got confused with the 31 January Self-Assessment deadline
  •          I booked the last two weeks of July for a holiday and forgot all about it
  •          I’ve been in hospital but am feeling much better now
  •          I was unable to get income details from my employers in time
  •          I thought I’d already renewed

Nick Lodge, Director General of Benefits and Credits, HMRC, said: “Renewing tax credits on time is important. People who don’t renew by the deadline can, and do, lose their payments.”

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