New help for small businesses launched by HMRC
04 August 2017
A new online tax forum and dedicated webchat service for small businesses and the self-employed has been launched by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).
The small business online forum is a quick and easy way for small businesses to get answers to their tax questions as well as help with:
Starting a business
Support for growing a business – including taking on employees and expanding
Buying and selling abroad
Completing tax returns
The forum can be accessed here.
Linked to the forum, HMRC’s new dedicated webchat service offers direct support to businesses and the self-employed.
The small business online forum forms part of the government’s business tax roadmap announced at budget 2016. A pilot was launched in March 2017 and since then the forum has grown to have more than a 1,000 registered users.
The forum does not deal with questions about taxpayers’ individual circumstances. Any comments which include personal information will be deleted. While no personal or case-specific information is posted on the forum, customers may be offered help through HMRC’s webchat service and their personal case handled by an adviser.
Read HMRC’s full press release here.