HMRC launch helpline to support taxpayers affected by floods

HMRC have launched a new helpline today to support those affected by the recent flooding, enabling them to get help and advice on a wide range of tax problems they may face.

HMRC have also reported that they will further help those affected by agreeing instalment arrangements where taxpayers are unable to pay; agree a practical approach to records which have been lost; cancel penalties where statutory deadlines are missed; and suspend debt collection proceedings for those affected by the floods.

The helpline is 0800 904 7900. Opening hours are Monday to Friday, 8.00 am to 8.00 pm; Saturday and Sunday, 8.00 am to 4.00 pm, excluding bank holidays.