Support for Carillion subcontractors

HMRC has published a press release following the financial collapse of Carillion. Given the current uncertainty for subcontractors, HMRC understands that some businesses will be experiencing problems paying their tax bill.

HMRC is reminding affected taxpayers that the Business Payment Support Service (BPSS), is available to help provide practical advice and guidance. The BPSS was first launched back in 2008 and is still available to taxpayers. The purpose of the service is to provide support for viable businesses experiencing a wide range of tax problems.

HMRC has said that the BPSS can:

  • agree instalment arrangements if you’re unable to pay your tax on time following the Carillion collapse
  • suspend any debt collection proceedings
  • review penalties for missing statutory deadlines
  • reduce any payments on account
  • agree to defer payments due to short-term cash flow difficulties

Any businesses that are having difficulties making VAT, income tax, national insurance contributions, corporation tax, and pay as you earn payments can contact the BPSS helpline on 0300 200 3835.

The BPSS will review the issues raised and look sympathetically at providing a practical solution. HMRC will usually not charge additional late payment surcharges in relation to any specific arrangements made using the BPSS. Separately, HMRC can also provide employees affected by the Carillion collapse with cash support through the tax credits system.

Planning note

If you are affected by this issue please call to discuss your options. It may not be possible to recover monies owed but we may be able to help you reduce your exposure to tax by offsetting Carillion losses in the most tax and VAT effective way.

Posted in General

Exeter Accountant MJ Smith & Co

Celebrating 25 years of excellence.

Free 1st Meeting
Fixed Fees
Free Support!

Find out more

Client Portal Login

Forgot Password?

Latest News

Government launches campaign to promote shared parental leave

In its “Good Work” response to the 2017 Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices, the government stated that, as part …
Read More

HMRC clarifies commencement provisions for termination payment tax changes

From 6 April 2018, all payments in lieu of notice (PILONs) equivalent to the amount of basic pay will be …
Read More

Tax-Free Childcare available now

The Tax-Free Childcare Scheme (TFCS) was launched in April 2017 to the first tranche of working parents. The scheme was …
Read More

Twitter Feed