COVID-19 – UK special stakeholder digest

Mar 30, 2020

A special HMRC Stakeholder Digest has been sent to us which provides a round-up of the steps HMRC is taking to help during the COVID-19 outbreak. These messages are correct at the time of sending, they may change over the coming weeks. It also provides useful information on some other topics. The digest is set out below.

“HMRC support during COVID-19

Unfortunately, we are aware of an increase in scam emails, calls and texts. If someone gets in touch claiming to be from HMRC, saying that financial help can be claimed or that a tax refund is owed, and asks you to click on a link or to give information such as your name, credit card or bank details, please do not respond.

HMRC will never contact you out of the blue to ask for these details.

The government has also introduced the following help for the self-employed:

Directors of their own company paid through PAYE, may be able to get support using the Job Retention Scheme.”