How Should You Report a SEISS Grant on Your Tax Return?

Reporting a SEISS grant on your Self-Assessment return You don’t need to repay a SEISS grant – it’s not a loan. However, SEISS grant awards are subject to Income Tax and Class 4 National Insurance contributions.…

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Last Updated: 4th February 2022   |   Created: 3rd December 2021

Reporting a SEISS grant on your Self-Assessment return

You don’t need to repay a SEISS grant – it’s not a loan. However, SEISS grant awards are subject to Income Tax and Class 4 National Insurance contributions.

The SEISS grants are taxable in the tax year in which they are received. So, the first three SEISS grants are taxable in the 2020/21 tax year and they should be reported in full in your 2020/21 Self-Assessment tax return.

If you’re self-employed and your sole trader business receives a SEISS grant in the fourth or fifth rounds, they’re taxable in the 2021/22 tax year and should be reported on your 2021/22 Self-Assessment return.

To make it easier for self-employed people to enter money received from SEISS grants, HMRC will include a box on the 2020/21 and 2021/22 Self-Assessment tax return forms.

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