2005 news

Published on 26 September 2005
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The Government envisaged its tax credits system as a flagship reform of the tax and benefits regime.

Published on 12 September 2005
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For income tax self-assessors, 30 September is an important date, but not a deadline as such. For tax credits claimants, it is a deadline not to be missed.

Published on 12 August 2005
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The Government Minister responsible for tax credits has now rejected the Ombudsman's recommendation that all tax credit overpayments that arose through official er

Published on 10 August 2005
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Since April this year it has been possible to defer your state retirement pension, and when you do decide to claim it to take a lump sum in lieu.

Published on 10 August 2005
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Two recent cases on tax and human rights show the limitations of the Human Rights Act, enacted in the UK in 1998.

Published on 8 August 2005
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Recent efforts by the Government to improve the administration of the tax credits system include a 'streamlined procedure' for deciding disputes about whether overpaym

Published on 6 July 2005
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This is a new section on the website covering a variety of issues including the initial contact by the Revenue, the stages of an enquiry, how to deal with specific typ

Published on 4 July 2005
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The new department of Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs owes a special responsibility to those who rely wholly or mainly upon the department for advice and explanation

Published on 4 July 2005
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Employers who provide generous sickness or maternity arrangements can, through no fault of their own, contribute towards tax credit overpayments of their employees.

Published on 30 June 2005
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It’s enough to be persecuted or tortured in your home country without having the forces of bureaucracy descending upon when you have fled for shelter to the UK.