Recover CJRS overclaims Those businesses who have over claimed a Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) grant must pay back the overpayment to HMRC.
The rules outlined below for paying HMRC back an overclaim also apply to businesses that would like to make a voluntary repayment because they do not want or need the CJRS grant. The CJRS is currently due to continuing until 30 April 2021.
Any overpayments can be corrected in your next claim. If you confirm that your business has been overpaid, the new claim amount will be reduced to reflect this overpayment. You will need to keep a record of this adjustment for six years.
The assessment can include:
any amounts not used to pay furloughed employees’ wages;
related costs within a reasonable period.
Employers must pay the amount due within 30 days of the assessment. HMRC can charge interest on any late payments and may also charge late payment penalties if the amount is still not paid 31 days after the due date.
If a company is insolvent and HMRC cannot recover the tax it owes, company officers can become personally liable to pay the tax charged on their companies’ overclaimed CJRS grants. Recover CJRS overclaims
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