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Published on 17 March 2020
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Have you received an email or text message claiming to be from HMRC informing you of a tax rebate?

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Published on 16 March 2020
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⚠️ This article was written on 16 March 2020. It is no longer up to date. Some things have changed since it was written and we have produced guidance pages that cover the same information in more detail. Please see our coronavirus guidance pages for the latest information.

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Published on 13 March 2020
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The March 2020 Budget focused on announcements to help businesses and individuals cope financially during the coronavirus outbreak and build prosperity for the future. But which tax and related announcements in particular should those on low incomes be aware of?

Published on 11 March 2020
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Today’s announcement that the National Living Wage (NLW) could eventually increase to over £10.50 and extend to workers aged 21 and over by 2024 is welcome, but LITRG are concerned about the risk of increased ‘false self-employment’1 that could result from these changes.

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 £9,500 from 6 April 2020 (up from the current level of £8,632).1 While this is good news for many employed and self-employed workers who will pay reduced NIC next tax year, the full benefit of the increase will not be seen

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 position by providing specific information for their business.

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 pensions inequality for low-income workers, as promised in the government’s manifesto.2 This ‘flaw’ means that around 1.7 million people on low incomes (mostly women) are being unfairly charged 25 per cent more for thei

Published on 11 March 2020
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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, has been welcomed by the Low Incomes Tax Reform Group (LITRG).

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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