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When is your next tax credits payment due?

Your tax credits payments are made every week or every four weeks, depending on what you chose when you claimed. If your usual payment day falls on a bank holiday, you should get your payment earlier than normal.

How to check when your next payment is due

Payments over bank holidays

From time to time, your normal payment day may fall on the same day as a bank holiday. This will often be a Monday, but not always.

When this happens, you'll get your payment on the last working day before the bank holiday. So if the bank holiday is on a Monday, you'll get your payment on the Friday before.

This happens for all tax credits payments across the whole of the UK, even if a bank holiday only applies in one part of the UK. 

You can check the table below to see if your payments will be affected by bank holidays.  If they will be, you can see the date when you should get paid.

Bank holiday payment dates for 2012


     Due date

Payment date

     25 December 2012 (Christmas Day) 24 December 2012
     26 December 2012 (Boxing Day) 24 December 2012
     27 December 2012 24 December 2012
     1 January 2013 (New Year’s Day) 31 December 2012
     2 January 2013 31 December 2012

You haven't received your payment

If you haven't been paid you should double check your bank account. Sometimes electronic banking systems aren't completely up to date. So it's possible that your payment is just a bit late.

If you need further help or advice you can call the Tax Credit Helpline on 0345 300 3900.

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