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Published on 20 December 2019
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Leading pensions and tax experts are calling on the Government to act quickly to deliver its manifesto promise1 to fix an unfair tax flaw. This flaw means around 1.7 million low-income workers (mostly women) are being unfairly charged 25 per cent more for their pensions as a result of the way their employer pension scheme operates

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Published on 19 December 2019
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Family members who look after a relative’s children to allow them to go out to work may be able to increase their future state pension by claiming Specified Adult Childcare credit.

Working out your tax
Published on 16 December 2019
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New rules (known as ‘off payroll working’ rules) are due to be introduced in April 2020, which could significantly impact any tax savings that you, and other parties in your supply chain, may have received as a result of working through your own limited company.

Published on 13 December 2019
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LITRG is calling on the new Government to address the problems with the high income child benefit charge (HICBC). These are exacerbated by the fact that the threshold has remained static since it was introduced nearly seven years ago. We need to find a way to make this interaction of tax and benefits work better, says LITRG.

Published on 12 December 2019
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HMRC have launched an online forum where individuals, businesses and employers can post questions on a range of tax topics for HMRC to answer. This additional way of contacting HMRC is welcome, particularly in the run up to the Self Assessment deadline where people may be grappling with their tax return. This article gives some guidance on how to use the service.

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Published on 11 December 2019
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The normal deadline for sending in paper Self Assessment tax returns for the year to 5 April 2019 (the 2018/19 tax year) was 31 October 2019. We have recently heard of several cases where HMRC have put the wrong figures into their computer system from the paper return. This article explains why you should check your tax calculation carefully.

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Published on 11 December 2019
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If your partner is affected by the High Income Child Benefit Charge (HICBC), there are some traps which you need to be aware of. In this article, we explain what you need to do in order to avoid them.

Published on 11 December 2019
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A team of researchers is carrying out research into public awareness about Scottish income tax and requests volunteers to take part in a focus group.*

Published on 5 December 2019
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LITRG is calling on HMRC to consider using their powers to remove the requirement that those in the loan charge settlement process – who have not settled by 31 January 2020 – should have to file a tax return to report the charge, only to amend it to remove the charge once settlement is reached.

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Published on 5 December 2019
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Recent research suggests that up to 4% of students are self-employed, usually by selling items based on craft hobbies or re-selling items regularly on internet auction sites.

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