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Tax Credits Payment Dates 2018

Tax credit payments are regular. You should get your next payment 1 week or 4 weeks after the last one.

Claimants want to know... 'when is my next tax credit payment 2018'?

Use this guide to check your upcoming payment dates and find out when you should receive them.

The UK Government sends out tax credit payments every week, or in some cases, every 4 weeks. When you first claim tax credits, you have a choice between getting paid weekly and every four weeks.

The tax credits payment table shows when you should expect the money. There is further information explaining how to find out the amount you will get paid.

Note: You may receive early tax credit payments if the due date is a Bank Holiday in the United Kingdom.

Tax Credits New Claim

Processing a new claim for tax credits can take up to 5 weeks. Once your claim is successful you will receive an award notice sent to you by post. The award notice informs you of the date for your first tax credits payments 2018.

Tax Credit Payment Bank Holiday Dates

As a rule each payment follows the previous payment periodically. But it may get paid early if your next due date falls on one of the UK bank holidays 2018. The dates include Easter time or days during Christmas and New Year festive season celebrations.

Tax Credits Due Dates 2018 Tax Credits Payment Dates
19th of March 2018 16th of March
20th of March 2018 19th of March (England, Wales, Scotland)
30th of March 2018 (Good Friday) 29th of March
2nd of April 2018 (Easter Monday) 29th of March
7th of May 2018 4th of May
28th of May 2018 (Spring Bank Holiday) 25th of May
12th of July 2018 (Battle of the Boyne) 11th of July
6th of August 2018 3rd of August
7th of August 2018 6th of August (England, Wales, Northern Ireland)
27th of August 2018 (Summer Bank Holiday) 24th of August
25th of December 2018 (Christmas Day) 24th of December
26th of December 2018 (Boxing Day) 24th of December
27th of December 2018 24th of December
28th of December 2018 27th of December (England, Wales, Scotland)
1st of January 2019 (New Year's Day) 31st of December
2nd of January 2019 31st of December
3rd of January 2019 2nd of January (England, Wales, Northern Ireland)

What can you do if the working tax credit payment is late? You should check the payment date on your award notice or contact your bank. Make these preliminary checks before you call the tax credits helpline for further advice.

Tax Credit Payment Dates 2018 Christmas

As a rule, tax credits bank holiday payments clear and get paid to beneficiaries a few days earlier, or later, than the actual payment date. That means if you did not get paid on the due date, there could be a delay because of local holidays.

Scotland Local Holidays 2018

When tax credit dates fall on traditional days off for most of the working public, they are usually paid early if the due dates fall on official public holidays. But, some tax credit bank holiday payments in Scotland and Northern Ireland may get paid later than the regular due date.

Manage Your Tax Credits

Use this information to update your details with HMRC. You should always inform the Tax Credit Office about any changes to your circumstances. You can also find out how much you will get paid.

Click here to use HM Revenue and Customs service to manage your tax credits. If this is the first time you sign in you will need:

Note: Thinking of renewing your Tax Credits? You must make the renewal before July the 31st in the 2018 tax year.

Tax Credits Payment Dates with Easter, Christmas, and UK Bank Holiday Chart