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Missed furlough claim deadline - any remedy?

Local retailer has missed the July deadline for making furlough claims; is there any remedy?

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A small retailer just along from our office (not a client) popped in earlier to ask if we could help. Apparently he put his employee on furlough in April for 4 months but was unable to navigate the HMRC system and claim the furlough grant. Finally he came to me today to ask if we could help.

His payroll provider had told him that they didn't know how to make the claim so he had tried himself but clearly failed  beaten by HMRCs online systems.

I have told him that July 31st was the deadline for making the first claims and so now sadly it was too late.

Do HMRC have any procedure to help with late claims or has he missed the boat completely now

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By Rammstein1
23rd Sep 2020 14:03

He's missed the boat.

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By Paul Crowley
23rd Sep 2020 14:17

He had a bad payroll provider. Would that be his wife?

Seriously, did he not have an accountant either?

Consider it a tax on DIY.

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By lionofludesch
23rd Sep 2020 19:01

Paul Crowley wrote:

He had a bad payroll provider. Would that be his wife?

Seriously, did he not have an accountant either?

Consider it a tax on DIY.

Exactly.

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By lionofludesch
23rd Sep 2020 19:02

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By ireallyshouldknowthisbut
23rd Sep 2020 14:34

Well clearly they didn't need the cash or would have made earlier efforts.

Just filed set of accounts for a client with a £60k claim. Profits up from £300k to £400k ye ending 31st July.

They really needed it too.........

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By Duggimon
24th Sep 2020 11:37

You can try writing to them and asking if there's any remedy, but I'm 99% sure they'll say no. The rules are pretty clear and your client can only qualify at HMRC's discretion, they've missed the boat.

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