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Wednesday, 11 March 2020

Tax Helpline to Support Businesses Affected by COVID-19

Tax helpline to support businesses affected by coronavirus (COVID-19)

New HMRC helpline launched to help businesses concerned about paying their tax due to coronavirus (COVID-19). 

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HMRC has a set up a phone helpline to support businesses and self-employed people concerned about not being able to pay their tax due to coronavirus (COVID-19).

The helpline allows any business or self-employed individual who is concerned about paying their tax due to coronavirus to get practical help and advice. Up to 2,000 experienced call handlers are available to support businesses and individuals when needed.

If you run a business or are self-employed and are concerned about paying your tax due to coronavirus, you can call HMRC’s helpline for help and advice: 0800 0159 559.

For those who are unable to pay due to coronavirus, HMRC will discuss your specific circumstances to explore:
  • agreeing an instalment arrangement
  • suspending debt collection proceedings
  • cancelling penalties and interest where you have administrative difficulties contacting or paying HMRC immediately
The helpline number is 0800 0159 559 - and is an addition to other HMRC phone contact numbers.
Opening hours are Monday to Friday 8am to 8pm, and Saturday 8am to 4pm. The helpline will not be available on Bank Holidays.

Read more about further support for those affected by COVID-19

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1 comment:

  1. Both the can't pays and won't pays will probably avoid debt collect proceedings for the time being, as the Field Force officers are off the road due to the coronavirus, health & safety fears.

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