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Published on 21 February 2019
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LITRG has published new guidance on the UK taxation of overseas pensions, which includes how to work out whether or not an overseas pension is taxable in the UK and whether or not it is reportable to HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC). 

Loan Charge Decision Day
Published on 15 February 2019
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HMRC recently announced that anyone with income under £30,000 coming forward to settle outstanding liabilities will now be offered up to seven years to pay, no questions asked. This may encourage more low-income workers to take the final step and contact HMRC.

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Published on 6 February 2019
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LITRG have developed a detailed factsheet for people hiring someone to work for them. This looks at employment status – that is, whether an individual you hire is employed or self-employed for tax purposes.

Stronger regulation for HMRC call connection services
Published on 1 February 2019
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From 16 January 2019, call connection services operating on 084 numbers are subject to greater regulation, under the watchful eye of the Phone-paid Services Authority. Although this is a very welcome development, it will not stop people getting caught out, so callers still need to take great care.

Published on 1 February 2019
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The Low Incomes Tax Reform Group (LITRG) is reminding people of their right, in certain circumstances, to contest penalties given by HMRC for missing the Self Assessment tax return deadline of 31 January 2019.

Published on 24 January 2019
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There are only 8 days until the Self Assessment tax return deadline, so the last thing you need is to fall victim to online fraudsters claiming to be from HMRC. If you receive an email or text offering a tax refund from HMRC, DO NOT DO ANYTHING WITH IT. It is a scam! Watch our video on how to identify such a message and what to do next.

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Published on 15 January 2019
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Published on 14 January 2019
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The Low Incomes Tax Reform Group is reminding people that the online tax return filing deadline of 31 January 2019 is approaching fast. The advice is because HMRC found that almost half of 2016/17 tax returns were filed in the month of January.1

Published on 10 January 2019
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The Low Incomes Tax Reform Group (LITRG) welcomes a government review of the effects of changes to the offshore time limit rules, to be completed by March 2019. The review also requires a comparison with other time limits, including the loan charge, but will not necessarily lead to any changes to the law relating to the loan charge and its application from 5 April 2019.

Published on 8 January 2019
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The Low Incomes Tax Reform Group (LITRG) is urging low-paid workers affected by the 2019 Loan Charge to consider contacting HMRC to settle, after statistics from the tax authority suggests a worrying lack of engagement and understanding of the Loan Charge among workers.