Update on the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS).
Update from HMRC
HMRC recently released a News Article urging taxpayer who think they may be eligible for SEISS to get ready to make their claim.
HMRC have also begun to contact taxpayers who HMRC thinks may be entitled to claim an SEISS grant.
Important Please Note
To guard against fraud the emails and SMS messages from HMRC do not include active links. If you receive an email or SMS purporting to come HMRC which includes an active link, that email or SMS is a scam!
There is also an eligibility checker available on gov.uk and is open to anyone to use, not just those who have been contacted by HMRC.
How to claim
The claim must be made by the taxpayer and cannot be made by an agent. HMRC’s website currently notes that the online service will be available to make the claim from 13th May 2020.