HMRC have launched a helpline for businesses concerned about paying their tax due to coronavirus (covid-19).
A phone helpline has been set up by HMRC 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.
For those who are unable to pay due to coronavirus, HM Revenue & Customs 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 HMRC’s contact numbers.
Opening hours are Monday to Friday 8am-8pm, Saturday 8am-4pm. Except for Bank Holidays.