Use the Government’s eligibility checker to confirm whether you are entitled to make a claim.
The claims portal for the existing Self-Employed Income Support Scheme (“SEISS”) went live on 13 May 2020 to provide the self-employed with a taxable grant worth 80% of their average monthly taxable profits capped at a total of £7,500. Payments have followed within six working days of making the claim. If you haven’t yet claimed the grant then you must do so before 13 July 2020.
On 29 May 2020, the Chancellor announced an extension to the existing SEISS to provide a taxable grant for a further 3 months’ worth of your average monthly profits. The grant will be at a reduced level of 70% of your average monthly trading profits capped at a total of £6,570. This will be the final grant to be paid under this scheme and the claims portal will go live in August 2020.
In order to make your claim you will need:
How to claim
You’ll need to log onto your Government Gateway account in the normal way. Once logged on you will have to self-certify to HMRC that your business has been adversely affected by coronavirus and enter your relevant bank details. Your grant should then follow within six working days.
There is no evidence required of the effect on your business although we expect HMRC to run checks in the coming months with any dishonest claims being recovered with a penalty.
If you’re unable to claim online you should contact HMRC for help.
If you receive texts, calls or emails claiming to be from HMRC offering financial help or a tax refund and asking you to click on a link or to give personal information, it is a scam. Please remain vigilant with your personal information.