New help for small businesses launched
A new Online Tax Forum and dedicated webchat service, for
small businesses and the self employed has been launched by HM Revenue
and Customs (HMRC).
The 'Small Business Online Forum' is a quick and easy way for small businesses to
get answers to their Tax questions as well as help with:-
► Starting a business.
► Support for growing a business, that includes taking on employees and expanding.
► Buying and selling abroad.
► Completing Tax Returns.
► Tax Credits.
There are 521,000 small businesses in the North West region. The forum can be
online. Linked to
the forum, HMRC's new dedicated webchat service offers direct support to
businesses and the self employed.
Mel Stride, Financial Secretary to the Treasury and Paymaster General, said:-
"The UK's 5.4 million small businesses play a vital role in our economy. We
want to help businesses get off the ground and support them as they grow.
That is why we are launching a new forum and webchat service which will give
these companies useful hints and tips; including how to complete Tax Returns,
grow a business and trade outside the UK; so that they can continue to