26 March 2020
VAT payments for all UK businesses will be deferred for 3 months
The government will be automatically deferring business payments for Valued Added Tax (VAT).
The deferral will apply from 20 March 2020 until 30 June 2020.
All UK businesses are eligible.
How to access the scheme
This is an automatic offer with no applications required. You do not need to tell HMRC that you are deferring your VAT payment.
Businesses will not need to make a VAT payment during this period.
Taxpayers will be given until the end of the 2020 to 2021 tax year to pay any liabilities that have accumulated during the deferral period.
VAT refunds and reclaims will be paid by the government as normal.
Payments made by Direct Debit
If you normally pay by Direct Debit you should contact your bank to cancel your Direct Debit as soon as you can, or you can cancel online if you’re registered for online banking.
First published 21 March 2020