HMRC Furlough Enquiries

11 Jan 2021

HMRC have started conducting Furlough enquiries remotely.

The opening questions are as below. Some are straightforward, some HMRC should know already and some will require some thought or research.

  • Did you read the guidance before making the claim?
  • How was the business affected by the pandemic?
  • What type of business is usually carried out?
  • When did the business commence trading?
  • When did the business register for PAYE online?
  • How many people were employed in the business?
  • Who was still working during the pandemic?
  • When were wages paid before March 2020?
  • Did the business discuss with employee re furlough?
  • Did the business issue a furlough letter?
  • How was the CJRS grant paid?
  • How was the CJRS monies paid to the furloughed employee?
  • Provide bank statements showing payments to employee?
  • Who was responsible for making the CJRS claim?
  • Who runs the payroll?
  • Was the furloughed employee contacted while on furlough?
  • If so how were they contacted and how often?
  • Did business top the wages payment from 80% to 100%?
  • Did the business use the HMRC online calculator?

Depending upon the answers further queries may follow. If you receive any enquiries and have any concerns please let us know.

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