HMRC is urging the 13,800 people who receive tax credits in Londonderry to renew their claim online as soon as possible ahead of the deadline in July.
Nick Lodge, HMRC’s Director General, Benefits and Credits, said: “This is an exceptionally busy time of the year for HMRC, as millions of people renew their tax credits. Phone lines may be very busy with long wait times possible.
“Using our online service means that you can renew at any time of the day or night, and on any device, without having to call us at all. Online help can also answer most queries or issues that you may have. We urge everyone who can to go online.
“People in Northern Ireland should check their details and renew early to ensure they get the right money. The sooner people renew their claim, the sooner we can check payments are correct, meaning we avoid paying too little money, or too much.” Deadline is July 31.