News

Definition of trading profits for SEISS

The Self-employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) opened for applications on 13 May 2020. HMRC has confirmed that by midnight on 17 May there had been a total of 2 million claims with over £6.1 billion claimed. The scheme will provide grants of up to £2,500 per month based on 80% of average profits to qualifying applicants.

The initial grant is for the three months, from 1 March through to the end of May 2020. The government has not yet confirmed whether this scheme will be extended, past the current expiration date of 31 May.

The self-employed can only make a claim if their business has been adversely affected by Coronavirus. For most claims, the grant will be based on average trading profits over the tax years 2016-17, 2017-18, 2018-19. To be eligible, trading profits must be no more than £50,000 and at least equal to non-trading income.

HMRC will assess eligibility for the grant based on trading profits and non-trading income from Self-Assessment tax returns. Trading profits are calculated as the profits from self-employment or partnership tax calculation after deducting any allowable expenses. HMRC will not deduct any losses brought forward from previous years or the personal allowance.

Source: HM Revenue & Customs Wed, 20 May 2020 05:00:00 +0100

Newsletter

With our newsletter, you automatically receive our latest news by e-mail and get access to the archive including advanced search options!

> SIGN UP FOR THE NEWSLETTER
> LOGIN

Some accountancy websites also provide pages and pages of tax information, helpsheets, etc. We prefer to give clients personally tailored advice. So, if you want details of tax rates and allowances just go to the HMRC website on which you should find what you’re looking for. If you need more individual advice please contact us.

Below are links to websites you may find of interest, but as we like to support our local community and clients, we have included links to websites that may be of interest:

HMRC
FT
BBC
VEALE WASBROUGH VIZARDS
CESP
PRACTICE INDEX
SIMCOMM ACADEMY

More Local:
FOOTPLATE EXPERIENCE
ANGLEBURY PRESS
OFFCAMBER.CO.UK