The Low Incomes Tax Reform Group (LITRG) have published a report - 'Disability in Tax and Related Benefits: The Case for a Modern and Coherent Approach' . The report looks at how the system of tax and tax related benefits impacts upon people with disabilities.
A simple measure, which would have prevented many low-income pensioners from overpaying tax unnecessarily on their pensions, has been postponed by Gordon Brown in order to save costs for the life industry, reports the Low Incomes Tax Reform Group (LITRG).
HMRC’s latest revision of their Code of Practice (COP) on complaints fails to address the needs of the unrepresented taxpayer or tax credit claimant says LITRG. In June the Revenue published the revised version of COP1, or 'Putting things right. How to complain'.
LITRG urges tax credit claimants on low incomes, whose payments have been delayed even though they applied in good time, to claim compensation from HMRC, if appropriate, for costs they incurred as a result of the delay.