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CJRS Compliance Checks


We are aware that HMRC are now sending out letters to individuals and small businesses to commence checks into claims made under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.

The letter reads:

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) was set up to help employers pay their employees’ wages during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Our records show that you’ve received grant payments under the scheme. When you claimed this grant, we told you we may carry out a check into your claim. I am now opening one of these checks.

I need to look at the information you based your claim(s) on. This is to make sure you have:

  • met the conditions for receiving a CJRS grant
  • claimed the correct amount

The information I need to see is shown below. If you find that you’ve made a mistake and you need to repay some or all of your CJRS grant payments, please let me know straight away.

What follows a 15 point list of information required.

If you receive this letter and are a client of Davies Tracey, please let us know ASAP. If you haven’t already subscribed to our DTprotect service, covering you against the cost of professional fees associated with a tax investigation (more on this here), and have received CJRS payments, then we do advise taking advantage of this service. Subscribing before you receive a letter will cover you against the cost of additional accountancy fees incurred as a result of being investigated by HMRC.

Please don’t hesitate to call Ian Kelly, Tax Partner, to discuss compliance checks or DTprotect. We’re here to help on 01642 606003.


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