Tax helpline set up to support businesses and self-employed

HMRC Helpline

A new HMRC helpline has been launched to help businesses and the self-employed concerned about paying 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.

HMRC say up to 2,000 experienced call handlers are available to support businesses and individuals when needed.

Callers if managing to get through to the helpline will be able to discuss agreeing on an instalment arrangement and suspending debt collection proceedings. Callers will also be able to discuss cancelling penalties and interest where they have administrative difficulties contacting or paying HMRC immediately.

The helpline number is 0800 0159 559

Opening hours are Monday to Friday from 8am to 8pm, and Saturday 8am to 4pm. The helpline will not be available on Bank Holidays, HMRC has said.