2006 news

Published on 20 December 2006
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On 6 December 2006 the Chancellor announced a package of measures to encourage students to volunteer, and to continue in education or training, but nothing to ease the primary tax issue for most full-time students, which is how they can stop too much tax being taken from them.

Published on 14 December 2006
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In his pre-Budget report the Chancellor announced increases in the rates of retirement pension, state pension credit, and age-related tax allowances broadly in line with inflation.

Published on 11 December 2006
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We were pleased to see that the Varney report on Service Transformation, which was published alongside the pre-Budget report, draws attention to many of the service delivery issues which LITRG have highlighted over the years.

Published on 6 December 2006
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With the tax, tax credits and benefits systems growing increasingly complex, the Chancellor’s programmes to enhance adult literacy and financial inclusion could not have come at a better time for taxpayers and tax credit claimants.

Published on 6 December 2006
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The Paymaster General has announced that one of the changes to the tax credit system promised last year – an automatic restriction on how much overpaid tax credit can be recovered at any one time from low-income claimants – has had to be delayed.

Published on 23 November 2006
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For years pensioners with certain types of pensions (annuities) have had too much tax deducted from their payments. Often those pensioners have not known that they have been overcharged, or how to recover the overpaid tax.

Published on 26 October 2006
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A recent LITRG review of local authorities’ websites (see link below) shows a patchy performance by Councils in publicising relief from council tax for taxpayers with disabilities.

Published on 21 September 2006
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In a new Report, the Low Incomes Tax Reform Group (LITRG) considers how to reform the system of tax appeals to the best advantage of unrepresented taxpayers with limited means to pursue an appeal. This group is likely to form the majority of appellants before the tax tribunals.

Published on 21 September 2006
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Following the Leggatt report and the Department for Constitutional Affairs White Paper, LITRG has participated in consultations on tribunals reform. We have considered specific aspects of the proposals for reforming the tax appeal tribunals for a user on a low to modest income, probably without professional representation.

Published on 7 September 2006
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Immediate Release: 07.09.2006