Coronavirus Support Update: Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS)


Coronavirus: Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS)

HMRC’s claims portal for the second grant opens in August 2020.

HMRC Full Update

At a glance - support for the self-employed during the coronavirus crisis:

Two separate taxable grants are claimable:

The grant payable is the lower of:

The grant is available to self-employed individuals:

Claims for the first three months commenced on 13 May 2020, with the first payments arriving from 25 May 2020 and within 6 working days of claims being made.

The deadline for claiming under the first round is 13 July 2020. Claims for the second round of grants at the lower rate may be made in August. See How to claim under the SEISS.

Note again that: Company directors are employees for PAYE purposes and not self-employed.

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