Coronavirus HMRC help

HMRC help

All the specific tax measures are brought together here - delaying your tax repayments to help your business survive.

VAT deferral

If you had a VAT payment due between 30th March and 30th June 2020 then you were allowed to defer this payment.  If you did chose to take this option then please note that the deferred payment must be made in full to HMRC by 31st January 2021.

This scheme is not being further extended, so all returns due from 1st July 2020 must be filed and paid as usual. However, if you do need more help to pay your VAT, you may be eligible to get support with your tax affairs through HMRC's Time To Pay (TTP) service. This allows you to pay off your debt by instalments over a period of time.

If you cannot pay your tax bill on time

Payment on account due 31st July 2020

The normal requirement to make a payment in July 2020 is cancelled - the money will be due on 31 January 2021

Other late payment of tax

No automatic deferrment of other taxes - but if you cannot pay then HMRC advise that you contact them to discuss arranging time to pay. Interest will be due on any amount which you defer. Contact HMRC Time to Pay   

Or call HMRC’s helpline : 0800 024 1222. 

Relaxing of rules

A number of rules have been relaxed temporarily to help businesses. Please click here to find out more.


HMRC have put live the first of their new portals allowing claims to be made for grants for furloughed staff. This went live on time on 20 April. Worth saying well done to the IT team working on this.