What common mistakes should I avoid when completing my home heating credit claim?

Mistakes will delay your credit payment or may result in your credit being denied.

Some common errors are:

  • Filing after the deadline of September 30th
  • Using a name and address label with incorrect information
  • Illegible writing
  • Incorrect or missing social security number(s) for eligible dependents
  • Incorrect or missing age for eligible dependents (if child is less than one year old, enter 1 for age)
  • Incorrect Social Security number(s)
  • Failure to mark box 7 if your heating costs are currently included in your rent 
  • Entering figures on the wrong lines or not entering figures on required lines
  • Mistakes in computing your credit (addition, subtraction, etc.)
  • Entering incorrect heat amount
  • Failure to report total household resources from all sources or entering monthly amount instead of annual amount

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