Make your way through the maze

Sharron West explains how HMRC can help taxpayers to manage their liabilities during Covid-19

During these unprecedented times, many individuals and small businesses are suffering financially due to the Covid-19 pandemic, with less or no income, ongoing expenses, and some facing responsibilities for employees. Consequently, many taxpayers may be worrying about how they are going to be able to pay tax liabilities that will become due in the early part of 2021.

It has always been advisable to contact HMRC as soon as possible if there is a difficulty meeting a tax bill. HMRC often allows taxpayers to clear their tax bill by making regular payments over an agreed period of time, tailored to their specific circumstances. This is known as a ‘time to pay’ (TTP) arrangement.