COVID-19 FAQs

Should I be wary of tax avoidance schemes which have recently sprung up as result of the COVID-19 virus?
HMRC is aware that unscrupulous promoters of tax avoidance schemes are targeting workers returning to the National Health Service (NHS) to help respond to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Are there any HMRC scams concerning the COVID-19 virus?
HMRC is aware of COVID-19 SMS scams telling contractors they can claim a ‘goodwill payment’ or claim a tax refund to help protect themselves from the COVID-19 outbreak.
What has the Government proposed to help umbrella employees?
The Government has advised that furlough payments can be made to umbrella company employees.
What is the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme?
The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme is a temporary scheme open to all UK employers for at least three months starting 1st March 2020.

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