Tax helpline to support businesses affected by COVID-19
A dedicated helpline has been set up to help businesses and self-employed individuals in financial distress, and with outstanding tax liabilities, receive support with their tax affairs. Through this, businesses may be able to agree a bespoke Time to Pay arrangement. If you are concerned about being able to pay your tax due to COVID-19, HMRC’s dedicated helpline is 0800 0159 559.
Before contacting HMRC, ensure you have the following information to hand:
Reference number (e.g. 10-digit Unique Taxpayer Reference or VAT reference number).
Value of the tax bill you’re finding it difficult to pay and the reasons why.
How the virus has affected the business.
The impact it has had e.g. have orders been cancelled, is the office closed?
Attempts made to raise the money to pay the bill.
How much you can pay immediately and how long you may need to settle liability.