Help from HMRC paying bills

October 6th, 2009  |  Published in Uncategorized

From the HMRC Website

Business Payment Support Service

On 24 November 2008, we introduced a new, dedicated Business Support Service designed to meet the needs of businesses affected by the current economic conditions. This Service is still running and is available to help you if your business is viable and you are experiencing difficulties in meeting your tax obligations as a result of the current economic circumstances.

If you’re worried about being able to meet tax, National Insurance, VAT or other payments owed to HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC), or you anticipate that payments coming due will cause you problems, you can call our Business Payment Support Line below seven days a week.

Our staff will review your circumstances and discuss temporary options tailored to your business needs, such as arranging for you to make payments over a longer period. We will not charge additional late payment surcharges on payments included in the arrangement, although interest will continue to be payable on those taxes where it applies.

At the Budget 2009, the Chancellor announced an extension to the service. If your business anticipates making a trading loss in the current year you should mention this when you call the help line. If your business is still viable, and we agree your estimate of the loss, you can have the anticipated loss taken into account as part of any rescheduling of the Corporation Tax or Income Tax you owe on your previous year’s business profits. Depending on the size of the loss you are claiming we may have to ask for some evidence in support for us to consider. But we will take a reasonable approach to the evidence we ask for and look to settle the matter with as little fuss as possible.

HMRC Business Payment Support Line

Tel 0845 302 1435 Open Monday – Friday 8.00 am to 8.00 pm, Saturday and Sunday 8.00 am – 4.00 pm. Please note: The Support Line is intended for new enquiries only.

Our client base is small businesses, self-employed sole traders and partnerships in the Tameside towns of Stalybridge, Dukinfield, Ashton under Lyne, Droylsden, Audenshaw, Hyde, Denton, Mossley and Longdendale, and its surrounding districts of Stockport, Oldham, Glossop and Manchester.

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