Tax credit payments are made every week or every 4 weeks.
You choose if you want to get paid weekly or every 4 weeks on your claim form. If you do not have a claim form, contact HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).
Find out when your tax credits payment is and how much you’ll get paid.
It can take up to 5 weeks to process a new claim. You’ll be sent an award notice by post giving you the date of your first payment.
Bank holiday payment dates
If it’s a bank holiday anywhere in the UK your payment may be early.
|18 March 2019
||15 March - Northern Ireland only
|19 April 2019
|22 April 2019
|6 May 2019
|27 May 2019
|12 July 2019
||11 July - Northern Ireland only
|5 August 2019
||2 August - Scotland only
|26 August 2019
|25 December 2019
|26 December 2019
|27 December 2019
||24 December - Northern Ireland only
|1 January 2020
|2 January 2020
||31 December - Scotland only
If your payment is late, check the payment date on your award notice and contact your bank before calling HMRC.
Local holidays in Scotland
Your payment might be delayed because of local holidays if you live in the following places:
- Glasgow and Aberdeen - local holiday on 30 September
- Edinburgh - local holiday on 16 September
- Dundee - local holiday on 7 October
Contact your bank for more information.