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November 8, 2023
HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has confirmed that the final deadline for employers to request an exemption from the publication of furlough claims will be this coming Monday 25 January 2021.
Shortly after it was announced in the autumn that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) would be extended and reset to resemble the original scheme launched in March 2020, HMRC said it would begin publishing claims from December 2020 onwards.
The information to be published on a monthly basis includes:
The bands used to indicate the value of claims will be:
HMRC has confirmed that this applies to all employers claiming from the scheme, including individuals, ordinary partnerships and trusts, unless they can demonstrate that doing so would lead to a “serious risk of violence or intimidation”.
HMRC requires evidence of such threats, which could include:
To submit a request to HMRC not to publish your claim details, please follow the instructions on GOV.UK here by Monday 25 January. Details of claims will be published by HMRC on Tuesday 26 January.
Only a few days are left to submit applications for the third SEISS grant
Any applications for the latest round of the Self Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) must be submitted by the deadline on 29 January 2021.
This grant offers a taxable support payment equal to 80 per cent of the average of three months’ trading profits (up to a maximum of £7,500) to eligible individuals.
If you believe that you are eligible for this grant, you should apply immediately.
Many of those who have previously used the scheme may still be eligible, as long as they are a self-employed individual or a member of a partnership, have trading profits of no more than £50,000 per year and meet the following criteria:
You must have traded in both tax years:
You must also either:
You must also declare that:
Further clarification on what constitutes reduced demand or a significant reduction in trading profits can be found on the GOV.UK website here.
You cannot claim the grant if you trade through a limited company as a director or you operate through a trust.
To confirm your eligibility and to make an application, please use the link below:
Those who have used the scheme previously or intend to apply for the latest grant should be aware that all SEISS grants are taxable in the 2020/21 tax year.
This means that no element of the SEISS grants should be reported on a 2019/20 Self-Assessment tax return, which should be filed by 31 January 2021.
Funding via a fourth grant should be available soon, which will cover the period from February to April 2021. The details of this fourth grant, including its launch date and the amount of financial support available through it, are yet to be confirmed.
Claims for the SEISS have to made by the taxpayer themselves and cannot be made by agents, such as accountants.
However, if you need support preparing a claim for the SEISS, we can assist you.