As agents we are NOT able to apply for this on your behalf. HMRC are beginning to contact those who they think may be eligible for the Governments Self Employed Income Support Scheme (SEISS) BUT you will need to apply through your own HMRC Government Gateway (GG). This is not something we will have previously created for you as we deal with HMRC through a dedicated agents portal. If you have not already done so you will need to create your own HMRC personal tax account and then attach your self assessment record to this.
THEN you will need to wait for an activation code from HMRC to be able to use this. It can take up to 10 days for this code to arrive so please start this process ASAP. You will then need to log into your HMRC account and add the activation code to this.
- Screen shots of how to do this are here
- A video showing the steps is here
The claims service will open 13 May and those eligible will have the money paid into their bank account by 25 May or within 6 working days of completing the claim.
Information below and there is a link to an online checker to see if you are eligible
Please don’t hesitate to CONTACT US if you have any problems doing this
Lisa and the Liric team