2020 news

Published on 11 March 2020
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Today’s Budget confirmed that the annual threshold at which people pay Class 1 primary and Class 4 National Insurance Contributions (NIC) will increase to £9,5

Published on 11 March 2020
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It was announced in today’s Budget1 that a new interactive tool will be available in the summer to help the self-employed understand their tax posit

Published on 11 March 2020
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The Low Incomes Tax Reform Group (LITRG) welcomes today’s Budget announcement1 to publish a call for evidence to review the options to address

Published on 6 March 2020
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A recent HMRC announcement that five people have been arrested on suspicion of fraud in connection with promoting arrangements designed to get around the loan charge,

Published on 5 March 2020
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LITRG is urging people to contact HMRC before 6 April 2020 to obtain the maximum benefit from the Marriage Allowance.

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Published on 25 February 2020
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HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) now offer an online service for claiming tax relief on the expenses you pay in carrying out your job.

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Published on 25 February 2020
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Following a successful legal challenge, it is now possible for opposite sex couples to form a civil partnership in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, with th

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Published on 21 February 2020
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If you are currently receiving tax credits, you may be eligible to open a Help-to-Save account and earn a tax-free bonus of up to 50% of amounts saved.

Scottish income tax rates and thresholds confirmed for 2019/20
Published on 12 February 2020
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The Scottish Government has proposed the rates and thresholds for Scottish income tax that will apply to the non-savings and non-dividend income of Scottish taxpayers

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Published on 6 February 2020
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HMRC are seeking evidence on the implementation of new powers given to them since 2012.

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