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Coronavirus: Tax helpline to support businesses affected by COVID-19

26 March 2020


New HMRC helpline launched to help businesses 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. 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 on an instalment arrangement
  • suspending debt collection proceedings
  • cancelling penalties and interest where you have administrative difficulties contacting or paying HMRC immediately

If you run a business or are self-employed and are concerned about paying your tax due to coronavirus, you can call HMRC’s helpline for help and advice on 0800 024 1222.

Opening hours are:

  • Monday to Friday, 08:00 - 20:00
  • Saturday, 08:00 – 16:00

The helpline will not be available on Bank Holidays.


First published 16 March 2020