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Published on 19 June 2019
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Anyone who cannot find suitably accessible software to comply with the new Making Tax Digital for VAT rules should apply to HMRC for a temporary exemption, says the Low Incomes Tax Reform Group (LITRG).

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Published on 10 June 2019
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Since 6 April 2017, where an individual lets out residential property (other than furnished holiday lets), tax relief for finance costs such as mortgage interest is restricted to the basic rate of tax rather than an individual’s marginal rate. However, the change – aimed at higher and additional rate taxpayers – has knock-on effects for individuals on lower incomes.

Published on 29 May 2019
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The need for a strong voice for unrepresented taxpayers, and accessible guidance to help them comply with their tax obligations, has never been greater, the new chair of the Low Incomes Tax Reform Group (LITRG) has said.

Published on 23 May 2019
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The Low Incomes Tax Reform Group (LITRG) has published a guide to help the self-employed understand the tax system better.

Making Tax Digital Support
Published on 23 May 2019
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HMRC say they are committed to ensuring everyone will have access to Making Tax Digital (MTD) services, including those with accessibility needs, however there are only a few fully accessible products currently available.

Self-employment guide
Published on 15 May 2019
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LITRG has published a detailed guide called ‘Self-employment – A LITRG guide’ to supplement existing material in the self-employment section. The guide provides more information for self-employed individuals and voluntary sector advisers who help the low-income self-employed. It also explains where to get further help.

Scottish income tax rates and thresholds confirmed for 2019/20
Published on 10 April 2019
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The Scottish parliament has confirmed the rates and thresholds for income tax that will apply to the non-savings and non-dividend income of Scottish taxpayers from 6 April 2019.

Welsh income tax begins
Published on 8 April 2019
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From 6 April 2019, income tax is partially devolved from the UK government to the Welsh government. Welsh income tax is not a separate tax. It is administered and collected by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) in the same way as UK income tax, as this article explains.

Published on 8 April 2019
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The Low Incomes Tax Reform Group (LITRG) is reminding couples that they have until this time next year (5 April 2020) to claim marriage allowance refunds dating back to the first tax year of the allowance, 2015/16.

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Published on 5 April 2019
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There are 53 Fridays in the 2018/19 tax year, rather than 52. If you are paid on Friday 5th April and will earn more than £11,850 in 2018/19, then you are likely to encounter a ‘week 53’ issue.

A similar issue may also affect you if you are due to be paid your salary or pension on 6th April but will receive it on Friday 5th April instead because 6th April is a Saturday.