If you’re self-employed or a member of a partnership and have been adversely affected by coronavirus, you may be eligible for the Self Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS).
Before you make a claim you need to know if you qualify for the scheme. You can find out how to check if you are eligible here.
If you are eligible, they will provide you with a date and time that you’ll be able to make an application.
You will need the following information:
- Self Assessment Unique Taxpayer Reference (UTR)
- National Insurance number
- Government Gateway user ID and password (find out how to create a Government Gateway user ID here)
- Bank details
You will need to confirm that your business has been adversely affected by the coronavirus. HMRC will be checking claims and will take appropriate action to withhold or recover payments found to be dishonest or inaccurate.
Unfortunately, your tax agent or advisor cannot make the claim on your behalf.
You can make your claim here.
Once you have made your claim, HMRC will check your application and pay the grant directly into your bank account within 6 working days.
Please note: This article is a commentary on general principles and should not be interpreted as advice for your specific situation.