We may not be able to talk to you about your clients’ SEISS grants unless we receive additional consent from them. This is because our existing process – the 64-8 agent authorisation – was not designed to cover the support provided in response to coronavirus, such as SEISS grants, so the usual taxpayer confidentiality rules apply. We require this additional authorisation to safeguard our customer information.
From 31 March 2022, new clients will need to use a new form 64-8 to give authorisation for you to deal directly with us on their behalf.
Existing clients do not need to re-authorise their current relationship.
The Chancellor made his annual Spring Statement speech today where he set out the Government’s tax plan to support the UK economy, businesses and families in both the short and the medium term.
Agent Update 94 is available now and contains the latest articles, updates, help and support for the entire agent community.
Due to the impact of coronavirus on individuals and businesses around the country, HMRC has not issued a Late Filing Penalty for anyone who has been unable to file their 2020-21 self-assessment return by 31 January 2022 providing they did so by 28 February 2022.