Deadline reminder for the 5th self employed grant. 30th September 2021

The fifth Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) grant is different from the previous SEISS grants. If you think you may claim the fifth grant, this will tell you what you need to do now, to get ready to make your claim from late July 2021.

If HMRC think you’re eligible, they will contact you from mid-July to give you a personal claim date. Eligible customers can apply anytime from their personal claim date until 30‌‌ September‌‌ 2021. The online claims service will open from late July.

What you should prepare now

The amount of the fifth grant will be determined by how much your turnover has been reduced in the year 2020-21 compared to before the pandemic.

Turnover includes the takings, fees, sales or money earned or received by your business.

If you choose to make a claim, you will need your turnover figures for:

  • a pre-covid year, that represents normal trading. This should be 2019-20 or 2018-19
  • your 2020-21 trading year.

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