Be Aware The August PAYE/NI Electronic Payment Deadline Falls On A Weekend
The electronic payment deadline falls on Saturday 22 August. You need to have cleared funds in HMRC’s account by the 21 August unless you are able to arrange a Faster Payment to clear on the payment deadline.
Claims Portal Opens For Eat Out To Help Out Scheme
The UK Government’s Eat Out to Help Out Scheme allows restaurants, bars, cafés and other eligible establishments to provide 50% off food and non-alcoholic drinks, up to £10 per person, all day Monday to Wednesday throughout August.
You can now claim for any discounts offered on the scheme, using the new online claims portal.
You can find further guidance and support on the Eat Out to Help Out guidance pages.
HMRC have also published a video explaining the claims process on HMRC’s YouTube channel.
Cyber Scams Target Students
Students are being targeted with cyber frauds offering them bogus tax refunds. HMRC would normally expect to see a small, regular flow of scam referrals from students but recently saw a sudden spike in students reporting suspected scams sent to their official university email addresses. HMRC has warned students to take a moment to think before parting with personal information.