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COVID-19: Information needed to claim under the Job Retention Scheme

COVID-19: Information needed to claim under the Job Retention Scheme

Mohamed Mavani

HM Revenue and Customs have issued further guidance regards getting ready to make a claim under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme:

If you’re eligible for the scheme, there are things that you can do now to be ready when the system is up and running later this month.

You’ll need to provide the following to make a claim:
  1. The bank account number and sort code you’d like HMRC to use to pay your claim.
  2. The name and phone number of the person in your business for HMRC to contact with any questions.
  3. Your Self-Assessment UTR (Unique Tax Reference), Company UTR or CRN (Company Registration Number).
  4. The name, employee number and National Insurance number for each of your furloughed employees.
  5. The total amount being claimed for all employees and the total furlough period.
HMRC has confirmed that if you use an agent to act for you for PAYE purposes, the agent will be able to make a claim on your behalf. 

However, if you use a file-only agent (files your Real Time Information (RTI) return but doesn’t act for you in other matters), they won’t be able to make a claim for you and you’ll need the information listed above from them to make the claim yourself.

For more detailed advice, please visit GOV.UK. This guidance is being regularly updated, so please review it frequently.

You may also find this recorded webinar helpful, 'Coronavirus (COVID-19) Job Retention Scheme', available on HMRC’s YouTube channel.

For further advice on the job retention scheme or any other support measures available to businesses in response to the coronavirus crisis, please contact your local Moore adviser