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 New LITRG guide to HMRC’s online services
Published on 7 November 2018
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HMRC are running a webinar designed for individuals who have used a contractor loan scheme and want to understand the disguised remuneration settlement process.

Published on 7 November 2018
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The Low Incomes Tax Reform Group (LITRG) has cautiously welcomed the Government’s response to the recommendations made by the Social Security Advisory Committee (SSAC) on moving claimants to Universal Credit from tax credits and other working age benefits.

Published on 31 October 2018
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The Chancellor’s failure to address an anomaly in tax rules which means that more than a million people on low incomes are losing out on tax relief on their pension contributions is extremely disappointing, says the Low Incomes Tax Reform Group (LITRG).

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Published on 31 October 2018
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The Chancellor’s Budget 2018 was fairly light on major tax announcements. The key theme was that the hard work of the British people is paying off, and that as a result austerity is drawing to an end. The Chancellor said that he wanted to ensure a positive future for the UK by investing in public services, supporting business and improving living standards.

Published on 29 October 2018
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Campaigners are concerned that anti-avoidance changes announced in today’s Budget could leave low-paid workers in the lurch.

Published on 29 October 2018
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In today’s Budget, the Chancellor announced a package of changes to Universal Credit (UC) following growing concerns that the system is leaving people in hardship and not working as well as it should. LITRG welcomes the changes, but are concerned they do not go far enough to deal with the many problems that currently exist in the UC system.

Published on 29 October 2018
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Commenting on the increase in the personal allowance from £11,850 to £12,500 from 6 April 2019, Victoria Todd, Head of LITRG team, said:

Published on 29 October 2018
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The Low Incomes Tax Reform Group (LITRG) is urging taxpayers in self-assessment not to freak out if they miss the 2017/18 paper tax return deadline on Wednesday – which coincides with Halloween – because they can avoid late filing penalties by submitting their return online by 31 January 2019 if they are well organised.

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Published on 24 October 2018
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We regularly receive queries via our website. We do not give advice, but we try to signpost sources of further information and support. Some of the replies might be useful to others, so occasionally we will post them anonymously as ‘question and answer’ news items. We have received a question recently on how arrears of pay made by employers should be taxed.

Published on 18 October 2018
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The LITRG welcomes the opportunity to respond to this inquiry on behalf of low-income and unrepresented taxpayers.