The online service for claiming the fifth SEISS grant will be available from late July 2021 and you must make your claim on or before 30 September 2021. As with previous grants under the scheme, the actual date for claiming will be staggered and if you were eligible for the fourth grant, you will also be eligible for the fifth grant. HMRC should contact you shortly by email, text message, letter or within the online service with the date that you can claim. In order to make a claim you must:
The fifth grant is different as the level of your grant will be determined by the reduction in your business turnover. To make your claim, you will need to provide HMRC with two turnover figures:
The online service will then compare your turnover figures and then confirm the level of the grant you can claim based on the following:
HMRC may ask you to provide evidence showing how your business has been impacted by Covid-19 in the period if you make a claim under the fifth grant. Therefore it is important for you to keep details of issues encountered by the business in the period 1 May 2021 to 30 September 2021, whether this is difficulty obtaining materials, the inability to work due to periods of self isolation or anything else that impacted the business.
We are here to help so please contact us should you wish to discuss any of the above, or if you need any assistance in calculating the turnover figures required in order to make a claim.