HMRC have contacted approximately 24,000 self-employed business owners by email who have claimed a self-employed income support grant (SEISS) asking whether they are still trading.
This email was sent last month in October, and those in receipt of an email
must respond to HMRC’s email about their business by the 20th November 2020 or
they won’t be able to make a further claim for another SEISS grant.
HMRC has only sent emails to taxpayers who it believes have ceased trading, and therefore not eligible for the SEISS grant. Any taxpayers who have received an email, have been asked to respond to HMRC by the 20th November completing an online form (link to the form will be in the email).
We’d advise checking your junk/spam boxes for emails from HMRC ASAP.