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COVID-19: support for businesses

Guidance for employers and businesses on coronavirus (COVID-19)

COVID-19: guidance for employees

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


Advisers can only talk to you about problems paying your taxes due to coronavirus (COVID-19). This could be:

  • Self Assessment
  • VAT
  • employers’ PAYE
  • Corporation Tax

They will not be able to transfer you to another webchat team. Speak to an adviser.


Due to measures put in place to stop the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) we have fewer advisers available to answer your calls.

0800 024 1222

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Monday to Friday: 8am to 4pm

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