HMRC severe weather support
11 January 2016
A reminder that if you are experiencing difficulty meeting your tax obligations due to the recent severe weather, HMRC can help with payment options.
HMRC set up a dedicated helpline in December to enable anyone affected to get practical help and advice on a wide range of tax problems they may be facing.
To assist those affected, HMRC will:
- agree installment arrangements where taxpayers are unable to pay as a result of the floods
- agree a practical approach when individuals and businesses have lost vital records to the floods
- suspend debt collection proceedings for those affected by the floods
- cancel penalties when the taxpayer has missed statutory deadlines.
The helpline - 0800 904 7900 - is in addition to other HMRC telephone contact numbers. Opening hours are Monday to Friday, 8am to 8pm; Saturday and Sunday, 8am to 4pm, excluding bank holidays.