Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme – Claimed too much in error?
It is important that you continue to check each claim is accurate before submitting it, and HMRC recommend checking previous claims so you can avoid any penalties for claiming too much.
If you have claimed too much CJRS grant and have not repaid it, you must notify HMRC and repay the money by the latest of whichever date applies below:
• 90 days from receiving the CJRS money you are not entitled to
• 90 days from the point circumstances changed so that you were no longer entitled to keep the CJRS grant
• 20 October 2020, if on or before 22 July you received CJRS money you were not entitled to, or if your circumstances changed.
If you do not do this, you may have to pay interest and a penalty as well as repaying the excess CJRS grant. For more information on interest search ‘Interest rates for late and early payments’ on GOV.UK.
How to let HMRC know if you have claimed too much
You can let HMRC know as part of your next online claim without needing to call them. If you claimed too much but do not plan to submit further claims, you can let HMRC know and make a repayment online through the new card payment service – go to ‘Pay Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme grants back’ on GOV.UK.
Guidance and live webinars offering you more support on changes to CJRS and how they impact you are available to book online – go to GOV.UK and search ‘help and support if your business is affected by coronavirus’.
If we submit your claims we will keep you up to date with the information we require and when we get details of the Jog Support Scheme we can use our JSS calculator to estimate your claims. Please talk to us about how we can help.