HMRC launches helpline for COVID-19 and time to pay
Updated 26 March 2020: A dedicated HMRC helpline for businesses and self-employed individuals who have difficulty with paying their tax due to COVID-19 has gone live.
This page was updated on 26 March to reflect the new helpline number.
The HMRC helpline
, which was promised by Rishi Sunak in his Spring Budget is now in operation on: 0800 024 1222.
It can assist with:
- setting up a time to pay arrangement,
- suspending debt collection proceedings, and
- cancelling late payment penalties and (unusually) interest.
2,000 experienced HMRC staff are available on the helpline, but it is unclear whether this is additional resource or a deployment.
The Tax Faculty would welcome feedback on the effectiveness of this service. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.