Business Payment Support Service

Business Payment Support Service (BPSS) was launched on 24 November 2008. This service is designed to support businesses having trouble payment their tax bills in the current economic crisis.
Very important to realise is that this service does not deal with anyone that has already made a payment arrangement with HMRC .
Also, the BPSS does not deal with you if HMRC has already got in touch with you regarding an overdue payment.
In order for the BPSS to be able to help your business, you need to contact them before the tax, VAT, Corporation Tax, Pay As You Earn or National Insurance contributions liabilities are due.
You can contact them seven days a week on 0845 302 1435.
According to HMRC, this service “designed to assist all businesses (large and small) that will be unable to pay their tax. The service is primarily available to self-employed people and companies but can be used by any of your clients who are having difficulty in meeting their tax liabilities. It covers most taxes and duties including Income Tax, Corporation Tax, VAT, PAYE and National Insurance.”
The Payment Support service only applies to businesses that cannot genuinely meet their tax payments on time and they are likely to pay their tax over a longer period of time.
Also according to HMRC, “ surcharge(s) can be avoided on late payment of income tax where a Time to Pay agreement is entered into before the relevant surcharge date AND the terms of the agreement are adhered to.”
Although surcharges can be avoided, interest on late payment will be charged in the normal way.
If you would like to know more about this service , you can follow this link.
Taxfile‘s tax agents in South London and Exeter can discuss your business position with HMRC on your behalf and arrange a Time to Pay agreement.