COVID-19: Time to Pay offer for individuals and businesses

Lubbock Fine, 26 March 2020

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Any individuals who are self-employed or businesses that are concerned about not being able to pay their tax bills because of COVID-19, may be eligible for support through HMRC’s Time to Pay service. 

For those who are unable to pay due to COVID-19, HMRC will discuss their specific circumstances to explore: 

  • Agreeing a possible instalment arrangement 
  • Suspending debt collection proceedings 
  • Cancelling penalties and interest where they have administrative difficulties contacting or paying HMRC immediately 

HMRC have made it clear that each case will be based on the specific facts and circumstances and will take into account the reasons for any difficulty in making payment and the likely timeframe to make good all taxes due. 

Contact with HMRC is initially made via a helpline (0800 0159 559)  within normal working hours. We will, of course, contact HMRC on your behalf should you so wish. 

How we can help  

If you would like to discuss further contact our Tax Investigations Director,, or your usual Lubbock Fine contact.