VAT deferral

VAT due for payment between 20 March 2020 and 30 June 2020 can be deferred until 31 March 2021. No interest will be charged during this period.

The VAT returns for quarters ending 31st March, 30th April, 31st May and 30th June do still have their usual filing deadlines.

This is automatic with no applications required. If you have a direct debit setup to pay your VAT you should cancel this to make sure it is not collected.

VAT refunds and reclaims will be paid by the government as normal. We can help with the preparation of VAT repayment returns as a priority.

 Time To Pay Arrangements

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.

This could be in respect of tax liabilities for ;

  • Employers PAYE
  • Corporation Tax
  • Self Assessment
  • VAT

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 and has outstanding tax liabilities.

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 or use their COVID-19 webchat support service here.