2016 news

HMRC issue examples of different 'phishing' methods
Published on 3 March 2016

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) have issued examples of ‘phishing’ emails, letters, text messages, and bogus calls used by fraudsters to get your personal information.

Published on 26 February 2016

The Low Incomes Tax Reform Group (LITRG) has asked the Government to delay changes to National Insurance contributions (NICs) for the self-employed to ensure the impac

Are you a Scottish Taxpayer? Is your tax code for 2016/17 an “S”-code?
Published on 25 February 2016

If you live in Scotland, it is especially important to check your tax code for 2016/17.

Published on 16 February 2016

On 27 January 2016, the technical directors of LITRG (Robin Williamson) and TaxAid (Caroline Miskin) attended a hearing of the House of Lords Committee examining the d

Savings allowance: good idea but why so complex?
Published on 12 February 2016

The Government’s new savings allowance is an excellent idea but needlessly complex in its implementation, the LITRG has said. 

Published on 10 February 2016

We have recently noticed an 0844 ‘HMRC helpline’ number being advertised on the internet, which is not a real HMRC helpline number.

HMRC Charter
Published on 8 February 2016

HMRC’s ‘Your Charter’ sets out what taxpayers can expect from them and what HMRC can expect from taxpayers.

Published on 3 February 2016

The LITRG has backed new legislation to stop workers from facing tax charges on low value benefits they receive from their employers.

Published on 1 February 2016

The LITRG has urged taxpayers who missed the Self-Assessment filing deadline on Sunday (31 January) to appeal against penalties for late filing if they think they had

HMRC digital products
Published on 25 January 2016

Following the success of last year’s sessions, HMRC are running a series of live self assessment tax return webinars in the run up to the 31 January tax return deadlin