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Published on 23 May 2017
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The Low Incomes Tax Reform Group (LITRG) has urged the Taylor Review of employment practices to recommend a comprehensive reassessment of the relationship between taxa

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Published on 15 May 2017
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The LITRG have recently been made aware of a new email phishing scam that appears to come from HMRC. Whatever you do, do not open the attachment!

Published on 10 May 2017
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The new Chair of the Low Incomes Tax Reform Group (LITRG) has today urged the Government to provide greater support to help taxpayers on low incomes engage with and un

Published on 4 May 2017
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The LITRG has welcomed a recommendation in a report by the House of Commons Work and Pensions Committee that the ‘self-employed’ should be given at least &

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Published on 3 May 2017
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The LITRG has welcomed the recommendations in a report on self-employment and the gig economy by the House of Commons Work and Pensions Committee that calls for an urg

Shortened finance bill is passed by Parliament
Published on 27 April 2017
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The annual Finance Bill, which (among other things) reimposes income tax for the current tax year and enacts certain measures announced at the Budget, is to become an

Misleading HMRC phone number – are you due a refund?
Published on 26 April 2017
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The Phone-paid Services Authority (PSA) has issued a fine of £645,000 to a business operating a 09 number HMRC connection service at a cost of £3.60 a minu

Published on 24 April 2017
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The LITRG has raised serious concerns about the impact on ordinary people of too widely drawn plans to tackle tax avoidance.

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Published on 12 April 2017
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Pensioners who have to complete a tax return solely because their state pension exceeds their personal allowance may no longer have to do so because of a new system th

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Published on 11 April 2017
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If you have not filed your online self-assessment tax return for the year ended 5 April 2016 then you must do so before the end of the month or risk being charged a da