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Published on 10 July 2019
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Since posting our recent news article looking at the Johnson case and the two payments in one assessment period problem, we have been inundated with emails from people who are affected by this issue. Here, we provide an update on where things are following the Johnson case and provide some pointers on what people should do next.

Published on 5 July 2019
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The Low Incomes Tax Reform Group (LITRG) is calling on the new Money and Pensions Service (MAPS) to urgently consider setting up a free pension freedoms advisory service to help those on low incomes.

Checking your P800
Published on 28 June 2019
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Over the next few months, millions of people who pay tax through PAYE will receive P800 calculations from HMRC telling them they have either underpaid, or overpaid, tax. Any calculations should be treated with caution – it is by no means certain that they will be correct or should be agreed.

Blue Badge holder
Published on 25 June 2019
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People with hidden disabilities such as anxiety and dementia may be able to apply for blue badge car parking permits from 30 August 2019. Did you know that there are certain passported benefits that blue badge holders may be able to access – including tax reliefs that could mean a lower company car tax charge? 

Published on 19 June 2019
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Anyone who cannot find suitably accessible software to comply with the new Making Tax Digital for VAT rules should apply to HMRC for a temporary exemption, says the Low Incomes Tax Reform Group (LITRG).

residential-property-money
Published on 10 June 2019
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Since 6 April 2017, where an individual lets out residential property (other than furnished holiday lets), tax relief for finance costs such as mortgage interest is restricted to the basic rate of tax rather than an individual’s marginal rate. However, the change – aimed at higher and additional rate taxpayers – has knock-on effects for individuals on lower incomes.

Published on 29 May 2019
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The need for a strong voice for unrepresented taxpayers, and accessible guidance to help them comply with their tax obligations, has never been greater, the new chair of the Low Incomes Tax Reform Group (LITRG) has said.

Published on 23 May 2019
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The Low Incomes Tax Reform Group (LITRG) has published a guide to help the self-employed understand the tax system better.

Making Tax Digital Support
Published on 23 May 2019
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HMRC say they are committed to ensuring everyone will have access to Making Tax Digital (MTD) services, including those with accessibility needs, however there are only a few fully accessible products currently available.

Self-employment guide
Published on 15 May 2019
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LITRG has published a detailed guide called ‘Self-employment – A LITRG guide’ to supplement existing material in the self-employment section. The guide provides more information for self-employed individuals and voluntary sector advisers who help the low-income self-employed. It also explains where to get further help.