400 +

The number of pages of free tax and benefits guidance on our website.

5 million +

The number of unique visitors to our website each year.

25 years

The number of years LITRG has been giving a voice to unrepresented taxpayers.

200 years

The number of years of tax experience in the LITRG team.

Latest updates

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Published on 2 April 2024

Scottish income tax for Scottish taxpayers in 2024/25

From 6 April 2024, there are six rates and bands of Scottish income tax that apply to the non-savings and non-dividend income of Scottish taxpayers. W...
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Published on 2 April 2024

‘Week 53’ tax year could mean unexpected tax bills, warns LITRG

Thousands of UK employees could face an unexpected tax bill this year due to a little-known quirk in the tax system, the Low Incomes Tax Reform Group ...
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Published on 27 March 2024

Time is running out to claim 2019/20 tax refunds

In some situations, you need to actively claim a tax refund if one is due to you. These include refunds that relate to claims for the marriage allowan...
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Published on 26 March 2024

Important information for employees being paid on the 4th or 5th of April 2024

There are 53 Thursdays and Fridays in the 2023/24 tax year, rather than 52. If you are weekly paid and will be paid on Thursday 4th or Frid...
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Published on 22 March 2024

The side hustle tax challenge

The beginning of 2024 saw much confusion over how so-called ‘side hustles’ are taxed. This was prompted by the introduction of new reporting rule...
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Published on 20 March 2024

HMRC helplines - Institute welcomes halting of cuts

The Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) and its Low Incomes Tax Reform Group (LITRG) have welcomed today’s announcement1 by HMRC that th...
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Latest submissions

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Published on 16 February 2024

Tipping Act Code of Practice

Under the Tipping Act, the government must introduce a new code of practice to help ensure that employers are distributing tips fairly and transparently. The government is inviting feedback to ensure this code is as helpful as possible. ...

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Latest reports

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Published on 24 March 2021

Labour Market Intermediaries

We are pleased to publish our report ‘Labour Market Intermediaries: a technical report outlining how umbrella companies and other intermediaries operate in the labour market and the implications for workers who use them’....

Resources

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Updated on 6 April 2024

Tax and NIC rates and bands

We set out the rates, bands, thresholds and allowances for different taxes and National Insurance contributions....
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Updated on 6 April 2023

Minimum wage, tax and tax credits help for care workers

Care workers can face some challenges when it comes to understanding their minimum wage, tax and tax credit positions, as these can be made very compl...
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Updated on 6 April 2024

Self-employment: a guide

Our PDF guide to self-employment supplements the information in this self-employment section....
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Updated on 6 April 2023

Gig economy

The ‘gig’ economy is tempting more people to earn extra cash by using one of the many available online platforms to offer rides, run errands, make del...