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There are some benefits our customers often get wrong or miss out when doing their renewal. The information below should help you include the correct benefits at box 2.1 on your Tax Credit renewal and make sure you receive the right money.

If you’ve received any of the following taxable benefits, you need to add the amounts you got together and enter the total in box 2.1:
  • Bereavement Allowance
  • contribution-based Employment and Support Allowance
  • Carers Allowance
  • contributions-based Jobseekers Allowance
  • Incapacity Benefit (but don’t include if you started claiming this before 1995)
  • taxable Income Support (this only applies if you were a couple, and the person getting Income Support was on strike)

Don’t include any

  • tax credits,
  • Child Benefit,
  • Pension Credits,
  • income-based Jobseekers Allowance,
  • Council Tax reduction (sometimes called Council Tax Support),
  • Universal Credit,
  • Housing Benefit,
  • income related Employment and Support Allowance or
  • non-taxable Income Support.

How tax credits and other benefits affect each other