2012 news

Published on 23 August 2012
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LITRG is supporting the proposal that HMRC should have a statutory power to withdraw a notice to file a self-assessment return.

Published on 22 August 2012
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The tax credits renewals deadline has now passed. But all is not lost if you missed the 31 July deadline, provided you take action quickly.

Published on 2 August 2012
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In commenting on the Department for Work and Pensions’ draft regulations on universal credit, LITRG have warned that many aspects of these regulations require much further thought. Overall, getting them to the state where they will support, and not detract from, Government policy objectives, and doing so in the time available, will be a considerable challenge.

Published on 16 July 2012
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Campaigners for those on low incomes are calling for an urgent rethink on how small businesses and the self-employed will be dealt with under universal credit.

Published on 20 June 2012
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Employees and pensioners have tax taken off them throughout the year via Pay As You Earn (PAYE). In most cases, this means you pay the correct tax by the end of the year; but not always. LITRG’s updated guide explains what to do if HMRC send you a tax calculation (a ‘P800’) for 2011/12.

Published on 19 June 2012
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HMRC are writing to tax credits claimants whose working tax credit (WTC) payments were stopped on 6 April 2012 explaining that they may still be entitled to WTC and they should contact HMRC as soon as possible to reinstate their payments. This is in response to concerns raised by LITRG and other organisations.

Published on 25 May 2012
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At the LexisNexis Taxation awards yesterday, LITRG members between them received four awards which must be a record for a small team. All of us at LITRG are grateful of the support we receive from the general public, from HMRC, from the Chartered Institute of Taxation and in the case of yesterday, from the tax profession as a whole.

Published on 21 May 2012
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In our submission to the Ministry of Justice, supported by the Chartered Institute of Taxation and TaxAid, we focus on the use of bailiffs by HMRC, and ask whether the rights of debtors are really on a par with the rights and responsibilities of creditors and enforcement agents.

Published on 17 May 2012
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Within the last month, HMRC have introduced extra support for people who need to contact them by telephone or post about their PAYE and self-assessment liabilities following a bereavement. They have also revised the form R27 which is used to finalise the tax affairs of a deceased person.

Published on 14 May 2012
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HMRC has been attacked for making 5.1 million ‘errors’ in people’s 2011/12 tax. This is unfounded and derives from a misunderstanding of what the PAYE system is currently capable of achieving.