New HMRC helpline launched

10 Dec New HMRC helpline launched

HMRC has announced the launch of a dedicated helpline number to assist businesses and individuals adversely affected by the recent severe weather and floods.

The dedicated helpline is available to provide comprehensive advice and deal sympathetically with problems currently faced by businesses and individuals and will provide advice on a wide range of tax problems.

This initiative by HMRC will be welcomed by the many businesses and individuals that have been affected by the severe weather. It is likely that the helpline will remain open over the coming months to help affected businesses and individuals as they come to terms with their losses.

The special helpline will be open from 8.00am to 8.00pm, Monday to Friday and on the weekends from 8.00am to 4.00pm can be reached on 0800 904 7900.

According to HMRC the helpline will also:

  • agree installment arrangements where taxpayers are unable to pay as a result of the floods
  • agree a practical approach when individuals and businesses have lost vital records to the floods
  • suspend debt collection proceedings for those affected by the floods
  • cancel penalties when the taxpayer has missed statutory deadlines.
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