Key CJRS dates to bear in mind
As part of changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS), we have outlined important dates that may impact employers in the coming weeks.
Important dates – what you need to know now
The future of the scheme
Making changes to your claims if you have over-claimed
If you have made an error in a CJRS claim that means you received too much money, you must pay this back to HMRC.
The application system has been updated so you can tell HMRC if you have over-claimed in a previous claim – when you apply you will be asked if you need to reduce the amount to take account of a previous error. Your new claim amount will be reduced to reflect this. You should then keep a record of this adjustment for six years.
If you have made an error in a CJRS claim and do not plan to submit further claims, HMRC has said it is working on a process that will allow you to let them know about your error and pay back any amounts you have over-claimed.
Protect yourself from scams
You need to stay vigilant about scams, which may mimic government messages as a way of appearing authentic and unthreatening. Search ‘scams’ on GOV.UK for information on how to recognise genuine HMRC contact. You can also forward suspicious emails claiming to be from HMRC to firstname.lastname@example.org and texts to 60599.
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