The HMRC COVID-19 Time To Pay Scheme to help with tax

The HMRC COVID-19 Time To Pay Scheme to help with tax

If you cannot pay your tax bill on time as a result of the COVID-19 the Government has 'The HMRC Time To Pay Scheme' to help you with tax payments that are due or pending.



  • All businesses and self-employed people in financial distress, and with outstanding tax liabilities, may be eligible to receive support with their tax affairs through HMRC’s Time To Pay service


  • These arrangements are agreed on a case-by-case basis and are tailored to individual circumstances and liabilities






  • You are eligible if your business:

- pays tax to the UK government
- has outstanding tax liabilities


What to do


  • If you’re worried about a future payment, please call HMRC nearer the time


  • If you have missed a tax payment or you might miss your next payment due to COVID-19, please call HMRC’s dedicated helpline: 0800 0159 559


  • How you contact HMRC depends on what you need to pay


  • You have to pay interest if you pay late


  • You may avoid penalties by contacting HMRC as soon as possible


  • HMRC Coronavirus Helpline: 0800 015 9559 (Monday to Friday, 8am to 8pm Saturday, 8am to 4pm)

Date available: Ongoing

Application process: Directly with HRMC Call - 0800 0159 559

NOTE: Call Charges


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