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HMRC Helpline - COVID-19

17th March 2020

HMRC have set up a phone helpline to support businesses and self-employed people concerned about not being able to pay their tax due to 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, HMRC 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 other HMRC phone contact numbers.

Keep up-to-date with all the latest measures being introduced to try and minimise the economic impact of Coronavirus here.