19 May 2020: Small employers and their tax agents will be able to submit claims for rebates of statutory sick pay linked to coronavirus from 26 May, HMRC has confirmed.
Support on the CJRS, the government scheme to help businesses retain furloughed staff during the COVID-19 pandemic, including details of the changes being brought in from 1 July that introduces flexible furloughing.
Information on SEISS, the government's key support scheme for the self employed during the COVID-19 pandemic, including details of the application process.
Latest tax news
13 July: Scammers making threatening calls purporting to come from HMRC have been active in recent weeks, warns ICAEW’s Tax Faculty.
10 July: HMRC has confirmed that equipment to protect employees from coronavirus is non-taxable, but reissued guidance suggests that tests purchased by staff and reimbursed by employers may be subject to tax.
8 July: No SDLT on houses up to £500,000 in England and Northern Ireland, VAT cut to 5% to support hospitality and a £1,000 bonus for retaining furloughed employees were the headline tax changes in the Chancellor’s Summer Statement
25 March 2020: there is a business rates holiday for the 2020/21 tax year, as well as and cash grants, for retail, hospitality and leisure businesses.
24 March 2020: There are cash grants available for businesses receiving Small Business Rate Relief or Rural Rate Relief.
24 March 2020: there is a business rates holiday for nurseries for the 2020/21 tax year.
Updated 11 March 2020: Sarah Bradford of Writetax Ltd considers the tax treatment of employees working from home. She explores the provision of equipment, household expenses, tax relief and good practice, among other things.
Tax credits and benefits
Tax compliance and communicating with HMRC
23 March 2020: to help businesses weather the impact of coronavirus, ICAEW Tax Faculty has put together a Q&A on the basic rules of managing disputes with HMRC when navigating the ramifications of COVID-19.
Updated 25 March: First tier tribunal tax proceedings have been put 'on hold' in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
25 March: ICAEW's Tax Faculty advises that, due to fewer advisers, HMRC has reduced opening hours on helplines.
18 March 2020: as the Tax Faculty seeks further clarification from HMRC on the support for businesses which are having difficulty paying tax bills due to COVID-19, it shares useful tips on how to negotiate with HMRC.
Daily bulletin from KPMG summarising the latest global tax measures and developments announced in response to COVID-19. Browse chronologically or search by country.
The latest videos from HMRC outlining the support for businesses such as the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, refunding eligible Statutory Sick Pay costs, furloughed employees and more. HMRC also runs live webinars covering the deferral of VAT and Income Tax payments, the small business grant scheme and Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme.
Guide produced by the Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) to help employees and employers understand the tax implications of working from home during the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.