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Business Tax Account

Self-Employed Grant Claims

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According to information received from CPAA today. HMRC have decided that claims for the SEISS must be made by the client via their business tax account.

For the self-employed is the personal tax account also their business tax account?

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By SXGuy
01st May 2020 14:49

I would have thought so since their PTA holds their self assessment info.

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By jonharris999
01st May 2020 15:14

I don't believe it is. I have some clients who came to me with different GG's for Personal Tax Account and Business Tax Account.

How long will it take someone to get a new GG if they have never had one before because they have submitted through an agent?

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By Duggimon
01st May 2020 15:20

When our clients had to do this for PAYE online it took about three minutes.

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By SteveHa
01st May 2020 15:25

Yep. I've had four or five clients, not particularly IT proficient, and it's almost instantaneous. If they then authorise you from their side, that's usually done in an hour or so.

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By Duggimon
01st May 2020 15:19

Our firm is a partnership. I have a personal tax account that is wholly separate from our business tax account. I do not have a business tax account myself, nor do I need one, and I suspect I couldn't actually get one.

Thankfully, the CPAA is not making the policies, so I'll just hang fire until there's an official announcement on the claim procedure before I start to worry.

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By Robert Hurn
01st May 2020 15:36

Hopefully the CPAA will be proved wrong, apparently there will be an HMRC update on Monday

Thanks for all the replies

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By jvenegas16
02nd May 2020 16:58

There will be an alternative for those cases. Under 'how to claim': "If you’re unable to claim online an alternative way to claim will be available. We will update this page with more information soon."
See link: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/claim-a-grant-through-the-coronavirus-covid-...

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