Self-Employed Income Support Scheme (SEISS) launch date revealed

May 5th, 2020

HMRC has issued guidance on how SEISS is meant to work from 13 May onwards, which is available at: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/claim-a-grant-through-the-coronavirus-covid-19-self-employment-income-support-scheme#claim

It is worth taking a look at the guidance to take comfort that you will be able to qualify, however, the following summary might help you in the interim.

You can claim if you are a self-employed individual or a member of a partnership, and you:

You can check if you are eligible to make a claim by using the HMRC online tool. If you are a Champion client we can help you using this online facility.

If you want to use this tool yourself you will need your Self-Assessment UTR number and National Insurance Number.

HMRC will confirm if you are eligible and they will also confirm the date on which you will be able to make your claim, and they will ask you to add your contact details so that they can remind you that the new service is available.

HMRC has confirmed that you must make the claim yourself. Your Tax Agent cannot make the claim on your behalf.

To make your claim on or after the date confirmed by HMRC, you will need:

If you are a Champion client, even though we cannot make the claim for you, we are happy to assist you.


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