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Payment dates to HMRC

Payment dates to HMRC changed due to COVID-19

With the outbreak of COVID-19 gripping the nation HMRC have announced some changes to the payment dates for VAT and Self-assessment. I would like to take this opportunity to clarify that although there has been a change to the payment deadlines the returns still have to be filed on time.

VAT Returns and payments

The VAT payment for periods so far affected are:

  • Quarter ending 28/02/2020 – payment deferred until 30/06/2020
  • Quarter ending 28/03/2020 – payment deferred until 30/06/2020
  • Quarter ending 30/04/2020 – payment deferred until 30/06/2020
  • Quarter ending 31/05/2020 – payment due to 07/07/2020 

ALL VAT returns still need to be submitted on time.

Self-assessments returns and payments

The Self-assessment payments have also changed:

  • The payment due 31/07/2020 is now due 31/01/2021
  • The 2019/20 balance payable is now due 31/01/2021

Please bare in mind the 1st payment for 2020/21 is still due 31/01/2021 as is the filing deadline for 2019/20.

Other information for businesses during COVID-19

If you have business premises and receive business rates relief you could be eligible for a grant of up-to £10,000. This does not need to be applied for.

If you need to apply for a Financial assistance loan for your business then you will need to apply to your bank.

We are waiting for further guidance to be released for self-employed and for companies employing staff and operating payrolls and will update you once we have further information.

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