The Government previously announced that, much like the furlough scheme, the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (‘SEISS’) is to be extended for a second period and in fact it’s now open for applications.
If your business has been adversely affected as a result of COVID-19 on or after 14th July 2020 you can make a claim from 17th August 2020 for the second and final grant.
You can make a claim for the second grant, if you’re eligible, even if you did not make a claim for the first grant.
Your eligibility for the 2nd SEISS grant must meet the same criteria as those outlined for the 1st grant:
- you must have traded in the tax year 2018/19 and submitted your Self Assessment tax return on or before 23 April 2020;
- you must have traded as self-employed in the tax year 2019/20;
- you must have all intentions to trade as self-employed in the tax year 2020/21;
- your average trading profits must be less than £50,0000;
- your trade must have been adversely affected by coronavirus.
Like the first SEISS grant, the second SEISS grant is a taxable one. However, this time, it is based on 70% of your average monthly trading profits. It will be paid out in a single instalment, based on a 3-month period of average profits, and is capped at a maximum of £6,570.
Taxfile will be in touch with clients to remind them. Now that the 2nd grant is available, do feel free to call us if you’d like our assistance in helping you to make your claim.
Please remember the deadline for claiming the first SEISS grant was 13 July 2020. You can start claiming the second SEISS grant now, as it opened to applications on 17 August 2020.
Please call Taxfile on 020 8761 8000 if you need help to make a claim for either of these SEISS grants and we’ll be happy to help. Alternatively, fill in and submit the form below and we’ll be in touch to help you.
[Article updated 17 August 2020].