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Published on 7 June 2004
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LITRG is advising all self-assessment taxpayers always to tick Box 19 on the self-assessment return, to ensure that they receive any repayment of tax that is due to them.

Published on 2 June 2004
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LITRG response to the DCA Consultation Paper on Statutory Appeals & Statutory Review

Published on 2 June 2004
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A Parliamentary debate will take place on proposals put forward by LITRG in our report on Tax and Disabilities.

Published on 2 June 2004
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Robin Williamson, Technical Director of the Low Incomes Tax Reform Group, considers the recent report of the Public Accounts Committee on tax credits, and calls on the Revenue to be more open and informative about compensation for people who lost out through errors and delays in the first few months of the new system.

Published on 25 May 2004
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The vast majority of pension credit recipients do not pay tax. The levels for pension credit have been set to reflect the higher age tax allowances that are available for those who are 65 and over.

Published on 10 May 2004
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In this third article on tax credits overpayments, we consider overpayments which arise because the Revenue or another Department has made an error. In some cases the Revenue will agree not to recover the overpayment: we consider when, and what arguments can be deployed in the claimant’s favour.

Published on 7 May 2004
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The Government wishes to encourage people to give to charity. But its encouragement does not include giving by non-taxpayers. And there is a trap, which non-taxpayers ought to be careful to avoid.

Published on 5 May 2004
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LITRG response to a proposal to impose a new income tax charge

Published on 4 May 2004
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TaxHelp for Older People (TOP), the free tax advice service for older people on low incomes, was visited by the Moneybox team at one of TOP's regular sessions at Age Concern Wolverhampton. The TOP idea was developed by LITRG three years ago and put into practice in the South West of England and in Wolverhampton.

Published on 30 April 2004
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You can file your tax return on-line for free by using the Inland Revenue's on-line gateway. But if you are on a low income there are other options, some of which can be easier to use than that provided by the Revenue.