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Published on 3 May 2017
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The LITRG has welcomed the recommendations in a report on self-employment and the gig economy by the House of Commons Work and Pensions Committee that calls for an urg

Shortened finance bill is passed by Parliament
Published on 27 April 2017
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The annual Finance Bill, which (among other things) reimposes income tax for the current tax year and enacts certain measures announced at the Budget, is to become an

Misleading HMRC phone number – are you due a refund?
Published on 26 April 2017
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The Phone-paid Services Authority (PSA) has issued a fine of £645,000 to a business operating a 09 number HMRC connection service at a cost of £3.60 a minute.

Published on 24 April 2017
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The LITRG has raised serious concerns about the impact on ordinary people of too widely drawn plans to tackle tax avoidance.

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Published on 12 April 2017
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IMPORTANT: PLEASE NOTE THAT MUCH OF THE INFORMATION IN THIS ARTICLE HAS BEEN SUPERSEDED.

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Published on 11 April 2017
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If you have not filed your online self-assessment tax return for the year ended 5 April 2016 then you must do so before the end of the month or risk being charged a da

Published on 10 April 2017
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From 10 April 2017, the earnings threshold for Carer’s Allowance will be increased from £110 to £116 per week.

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Published on 6 April 2017
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The Government must give better and fuller guidance to tax credit and other benefit claimants about the circumstances in which they may still claim the child element o

Property-trading-allowances-HMRC-April-6-changes
Published on 5 April 2017
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The LITRG welcomes the new property and trading income allowances due to come into effect tomorrow (April 6) but is concerned that people may not find out about or cle

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Published on 3 April 2017
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On 1 April, National Minimum Wage rates changed; and on 6 April, the new tax year starts.