Second Payment on account
HMRC have announced changes to the 2019/2020 UK Tax Deadline amid the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. HMRC have introduced a relief whereby individuals can defer income tax payments. Self-Assessment payments on account due on 31 July 2020 can now be deferred until 31 January 2021. This is automatic and does not require any applications. Additionally, no penalties or interest for late payment will be charged in the deferral period. However, HMRC are encouraging those taxpayers who are able to make the payment outside of the deferral period to do so. HMRC are committing 2,000 experienced call handlers to support taxpayers. This includes a dedicated COVID-19 helpline to help those in need. The helpline number is +44 (0) 800 024 1222. Opening hours are Monday to Friday 8am to 8pm, and Saturday 8am to 4pm. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you feel the need to defer the payment on account or if you have any questions with regards to COVID-19 support.