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Published on 12 August 2005
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The Government Minister responsible for tax credits has now rejected the Ombudsman's recommendation that all tax credit overpayments that arose through official er

Published on 10 August 2005
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Since April this year it has been possible to defer your state retirement pension, and when you do decide to claim it to take a lump sum in lieu.

Published on 10 August 2005
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Two recent cases on tax and human rights show the limitations of the Human Rights Act, enacted in the UK in 1998.

Published on 8 August 2005
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Recent efforts by the Government to improve the administration of the tax credits system include a 'streamlined procedure' for deciding disputes about whether overpaym

Published on 6 July 2005
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This is a new section on the website covering a variety of issues including the initial contact by the Revenue, the stages of an enquiry, how to deal with specific typ

Published on 4 July 2005
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The new department of Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs owes a special responsibility to those who rely wholly or mainly upon the department for advice and explanation

Published on 4 July 2005
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Employers who provide generous sickness or maternity arrangements can, through no fault of their own, contribute towards tax credit overpayments of their employees.

Published on 30 June 2005
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It’s enough to be persecuted or tortured in your home country without having the forces of bureaucracy descending upon when you have fled for shelter to the UK.

Published on 22 June 2005
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The latest report from the National Audit Office (NAO) 'HM Revenue and Customs: Filing of Income Tax Self Assessment Returns' published today, highlights the disadvant

Published on 16 June 2005
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Whilst the tax credits system is settling down, complaining about its operation has become routine, rather than the exception.