Taxi drivers and other self-employed workers can now access a HMRC weblink which confirms when they can make their second and final Self-Employed Income Support Scheme (SEISS) payment claim.
The second payment, which opens for some on Monday 17 August, comes as self-employed workers struggle across most industries to recover from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.
By accessing the Government weblink, found here, sole traders can receive a specific date when they can make their claim. HMRC customers will require a valid ‘Unique Taxpayer Reference', otherwise known as a ‘UTR’, plus their National Insurance number.
Workers eligible for the first grant had until 13 July to claim a taxable grant worth 80% of their average monthly trading profits, paid out in a single instalment covering three months’ worth of profits, and capped at £7,500 in total.
This time round, individuals will be able to claim a second taxable grant worth 70% of their average monthly trading profits, paid out in a single instalment covering three months’ worth of profits, and capped at £6,570 in total.
Those eligible for the first grant had the money paid into their bank account within six working days of completing a claim. A similar time period of payment is anticipated for the second and final payment.