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COVID-19: Help if you're self-employed

We're working with partners across York to seek support for 12,000 self-employed people.

Applications for the Self Employed Income Support Service opened on Wednesday 13 May. York’s self-employed residents could get up to £7,500 by May 25, or within 6 days of making a claim.

The Self Employed Income Support Scheme has since been extended, with those eligible able to claim a second and final payment capped at £6750.

Check you are eligible and make your claim for the Self Employed Income Support Service.

You may also be able to benefit from other support:

If you're a director of your own company and paid through PAYE you may be able to get support using the Job Retention Scheme.

Enhanced Time to Pay for Self-Assessment taxpayers

The government will give the self-employed and other taxpayers more time to pay taxes due in January 2021, building on the Self-Assessment deferral provided in July 2020.

Taxpayers with up to £30,000 of Self-Assessment liabilities due will be able to use HMRC’s self-service Time to Pay facility to secure a plan to pay over an additional 12 months. This means that Self-Assessment liabilities due in July 2020 will not need to be paid in full until January 2022.

Any Self-Assessment taxpayer not able to pay their tax bill on time, including those who cannot use the online service, can continue to use HMRC’s Time to Pay Self-Assessment helpline to agree a payment plan.

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