Income Tax and VAT
Support for businesses through deferring VAT and Income Tax payments.
Information will be reviewed and updated regularly.
The HMRC has a dedicated helpline 0800 0159 559 for businesses concerned about paying tax due as a result of COVID-19.
Under the coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, all UK employers with a PAYE scheme will be able to access support to continue paying part of their employees’ salary for those that would otherwise have been laid off during this crisis.
The Government will bring forward legislation to allow small and medium-sized businesses to reclaim Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) paid for staff sickness absence due to coronavirus.
All businesses and self-employed people in financial distress, and with outstanding tax liabilities, may be eligible to receive support with their tax affairs through HMRC’s Time To Pay service.
The Government will support businesses by deferring Valued Added Tax (VAT) payments for 3 months.
The Self- Assessment payment on account, that is ordinarily due to be paid by 31 July 2020 may now be deferred until January 2021.