VAT deferral

VAT deferral – apply online by 21 June 2021Vat Deferral

The VAT deferral new payment scheme is open for all businesses who deferred paying VAT due between 20 March and 30 June 2020 and were unable to pay in full by 31 March 2021.

The initial scheme was part of the HM Government’s initial COVID-19 support package. This allowed any business to defer its VAT payment for any quarter ended between March to May 2020. The deferral was for 12 months without penalty. As these payments are now becoming due and the crisis is not over a further VAT deferral scheme is in place.

If you apply to spread your payments between 20 May and 21 June you can pay in eight instalments.

21 June is the deadline for you to join this scheme.

You may be charged a 5% penalty and/or interest if you do not sign up to the VAT deferral scheme by the deadline of 21 June, or pay in full by 30 June, or get in touch with HMRC to make an alternative arrangement to pay by 30 June 2021.

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Call Brian Russell on 01661 872004 to discuss this matter further.