2013 news

Published on 20 March 2013
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LITRG reviews today’s Budget for points affecting low-income households, including interactions between income tax, tax credits and other state benefits.

Published on 20 March 2013
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The LITRG has welcomed the Government’s commitment – announced today – to consult on how best to ensure that offshore employment intermediaries pay the right amount of tax and NIC on the pay of the employees on their books. Draft legislation is expected in the 2014 Finance Bill.

Published on 20 March 2013
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We broadly welcome yesterday’s announcement of two new Government initiatives for helping working parents with the cost of childcare – one via a state subsidy of up to 20% of eligible childcare costs, the other through universal credit.

Published on 20 March 2013
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The Chancellor has announced an increase in an existing tax break which will be welcomed particularly by low-paid workers who receive short-term loans from their employers to tide them over, says the LITRG.

Published on 19 March 2013
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The Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) and LITRG welcome the announcement today by HMRC, that it is making a significant relaxation to the Real Time Information (RTI) PAYE reporting requirement for small employers for a limited period.

Published on 14 March 2013
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The LITRG has given a cautious welcome to today’s announcement by HMRC that a ‘new, flexible support service’ will be introduced for those who need it, based around a more specialised phone service and mobile face-to-face visits.

Published on 7 March 2013
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The Chancellor will deliver this year’s Budget speech on 20 March. Many changes are now announced and consulted on in advance, so fewer rabbits are pulled from hats on the day!

Published on 26 February 2013
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If you receive an email promising you a tax refund in exchange for your personal, credit or banking details, on no account should you respond. Instead, contact HMRC immediately to report the matter.

Published on 25 February 2013
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In October 2012, the Government launched a new website, Gov.UK, which replaced Directgov and Business Link and is now the main site for anyone wanting information about Government services and departments. However, the site is still being developed and taxpayers and tax credits claimants should follow a few simple rules when using the site to avoid future problems.

Published on 29 January 2013
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Money is tight as a student, so you need to watch every penny. Supporting NASMA’s Student Money Week from 11 to 15 February, we are asking students to check their taxes. Join in, and find out more about other financial help available.