Online service opens for VAT deferral scheme

Industry News - 10th March 2021

HMRC has announced that businesses that deferred VAT payments last year can now join the new online VAT Deferral New Payment Scheme, in order to pay it back in smaller monthly instalments.


To take advantage of the new payment scheme, businesses will need to have deferred VAT payments between March and June 2020, under the VAT Payment Deferral Scheme. They will now be given the option to pay their deferred VAT in equal consecutive monthly instalments from March 2021.


 Businesses will need to opt-in to the VAT Deferral New Payment Scheme. They can do this via the online service that opened on 23 February and closes on 21 June 2021.


 Jesse Norman, Financial Secretary to the Treasury, said:


‘The Government has provided a package of support worth over £280bn during the pandemic to help protect millions of jobs and businesses.


‘This now includes the VAT Deferral New Payment Scheme, which will help provide businesses with the breathing space they may need to manage their cashflows in the weeks and months ahead.’


Internet link: GOV.UK press release

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