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Published on 15 October 2019
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We regularly receive queries via our websites. We do not give advice, but we try to signpost to sources of further information and support. Some of the replies might be useful to others, so occasionally we will post them anonymously as ‘question and answer’ news items. We have received a question recently from a student loan borrower who has almost finished repaying their student loan.

Published on 14 October 2019
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The Low Incomes Tax Reform Group (LITRG) has welcomed the Government’s acceptance that further improvements are needed to the guidance on GOV.UK to help unrepresented taxpayers caught in a dispute with HMRC, and the Government’s commitment to continuing to refine and improve the extra support service that HMRC offer.

Published on 11 October 2019
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The Low Incomes Tax Reform Group (LITRG) has welcomed the Office of Tax Simplification’s (OTS) Life Events report – especially its recommendation to address an inconsistency in tax rules which means that more than a million people on low incomes are losing out on tax relief on their pension contributions.

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Published on 11 October 2019
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If you are receiving rental income from a property in your home country, you may think that you only have to pay any tax on it in your home county. But that is incorrect – you may also have to pay tax on it here in the UK (and then deal with the double taxation).

Published on 27 September 2019
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The Low Incomes Tax Reform Group (LITRG) is concerned that the upcoming tightening of the rules on private residence relief will affect those who move out of their home because they are unable to live independently.

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Published on 25 September 2019
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Although an independent review of the loan charge is currently underway, you may still need to complete an ‘additional information’ form for HMRC by 11.59pm on 30 September 2019 (i.e. before 1 October 2019). We know that completing the additional information reporting form may be causing some concern or difficulty – here we offer some help and guidance in the form of some FAQs.

Published on 23 September 2019
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HMRC are looking for volunteers on a low income to tell them about their experiences of earning income through an online platform. HMRC’s aim is to get a better understanding of people’s experience of using and being paid by platforms.

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Published on 19 September 2019
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It has been confirmed that Sir Amyas Morse, the former head of the National Audit Office (NAO), will lead an independent review of the loan charge. A call for evidence has been issued – here we tell you what the loan charge review means and how to have your say.

Published on 28 August 2019
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The Low Incomes Tax Reform Group (LITRG) is advising taxpayers to check the accuracy of savings income figures shown in their HMRC PAYE Notices of Coding and tax calculations (P800 forms).

Published on 23 August 2019
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HMRC would like to do some research with you if you have received a Simple Assessment.