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Published on 14 December 2018

You may have recently seen a picture circulating on social media that claims to be of a fake HMRC letter. The post states that the phone number provided is a premium rate number and that HMRC has confirmed that it is a scam. We have checked this directly with HMRC and it is not a scam – it is, in fact, an official HMRC letter, the contents of which should not be ignored. 

Published on 13 December 2018

The LITRG comments on this Treasury Committee call for evidence in relation to the tax and related state benefits issues that might affect vulnerable or low-income tax

Published on 12 December 2018

LITRG has responded to the Office for Tax Simplification’s (OTS) second report on the Business Life Cycle, where we focus on the areas we consider affect small, unrepr

Universal Credit (Claims and Payments) (Scotland) Regulations 2017
Published on 11 December 2018

From 1 April 2018, certain tenants of non-residential or commercial leases in Scotland must submit a tax return – a lease review return – to Revenue Scotland, to ensure they have paid the correct amount of Land and Buildings Transaction Tax.

Published on 5 December 2018

The Low Incomes Tax Reform Group (LITRG) welcomes the publication of a major new report by the House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee on HMRC powers and taxpayer safeguards, which supports a number of recommendations made by the group in written and oral evidence to the Committee.

Published on 3 December 2018

Calculators are tools that save people time and help them to be self-sufficient. It is important that you find an accurate and up-to-date calculator for your needs. We have compiled a list of financial, tax and benefit calculators out there.

Tax-Free Childcare to present complex array of choices
Published on 27 November 2018

There have been some changes in the world of childcare, which mean that what happens with childcare vouchers when you go on maternity leave is not at all clear. Here we try and explain the various different changes, to help give you a better idea of what to expect and what your options are.

Published on 22 November 2018

The Low Incomes Tax Reform Group (LITRG) has welcomed the recommendations of a critical House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee report titled Making Tax Digital for VAT: Treating Small Businesses Fairly, published today. LITRG says too many taxpayers are still in the dark about this compulsory switch to digital record keeping and reporting of VAT due to begin in April 2019.

Press Release: Parents need greater clarity on childcare support, say tax campaigners ©Shutterstock/Ivelin Radkov
Published on 8 November 2018

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) are going to review cases, and where appropriate issue refunds of ‘failure to notify’ penalties, where they find that the taxpayer had a reasonable excuse for not registering for the High Income Child Benefit Charge (HICBC).

Published on 7 November 2018

LITRG and the Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) have jointly responded to HMRC’s technical note and draft legislation on ‘Clarifying the scope of the Welsh rates