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Impact of paying taxes as a result of coronavirus

For those concerned about being able to pay their taxes as a result of coronavirus, HMRC has set up a helpline which you can call for help and advice on your circumstances – 0800 0159 559.

Anyone who is self employed or owns a business can contact the helpline.  HMRC has indicated that there are up to 2,000 call handlers available, and the possibilities they may explore with you include:

  • agreeing an instalment arrangement;
  • suspending debt collection proceedings; and
  • cancelling penalties and interest where you have administrative difficulties contacting or paying HMRC immediately.

HMRC has a set up a phone helpline to support businesses and self-employed people concerned about not being able to pay their tax due to coronavirus (COVID-19).


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