The Coronavirus Helpline has been set up by HMRC to help support people and businesses that have been affected by the COVID-19 strain of the Coronavirus. It’s been launched in a bid to help businesses and anyone, in general, that’s concerned about paying their taxes due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19). It’s also been set up to offer general COVID-19
This helpline can be used by any business or self-employed individuals that are concerned by the financial implications of the virus. There are around 2,000 call handlers ready to help and provide support and further information where possible. Call 0871 244 9739 to speak to one of their advisers.
If you’re unable to pay due to the Coronavirus, they will discuss your individual circumstances to find the following:
- putting an instalment agreement in place
- suspending any debt collection proceedings
- cancelling penalties and interest if you’re in administrative difficulties
Who are the HMRC?
HMRC, otherwise known as Her Majesties Revenue and Customs is the UK’s tax and customs authority. They’re responsible for ensuring that tax is collected properly and that the collected fund is then allocated to the correct services and fully utilised for the public services. They also provide financial support for families need. This particular department has been set up to help support businesses in need following the COVID-19 outbreak.
How do I contact the Coronavirus helpline?
If you’re looking to speak to a member of the Coronavirus Helpline team then you need to call them on 0871 244 9739 and they’ll assist you in any way possible. They can provide you with more information if needed and guide you through the process. This includes showing you what you might be entitled to and guiding you through the next steps in the process.
What is COVID-19/Coronavirus?
COVID-19 is a strain of the Coronavirus family and is a respiratory illness that attacks the lungs and airwaves. The most common symptoms of the COVID-19 are a continuous cough and/or a high temperature. It’s recommended if you have these symptoms, you should stay indoors for at least 14 days.
The government and health officials have suggested that the elderly and those with underlying health conditions are the most at risk. It’s important tot regular check government sources and news outlets for the latest updates on the outbreak. If you’re concerned, all 0871 244 9739 to speak to someone who can offer you further advice.
The government are regularly updating advice on next steps, so keep an eye on the Government website and news outlets.