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Published on 17 October 2018
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HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) are encouraging employees, who have to spend their own money on things to do their job, to claim tax relief. You can work out whether or not you are eligible to claim using a guide and a new tool on GOV.UK. If you are eligible to claim, you can generally do so yourself for free, via an online form or by posting HMRC a form P87.

Published on 12 October 2018
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The loan charge date of 5th April 2019 is drawing ever closer. HMRC say that if you want to reach a settlement with them to avoid the loan charge but missed the 30 September registration deadline, you should still come forward.

Published on 11 October 2018
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We have been made aware that our website has been targeted as part of a phishing/spoof scam. This means that you may receive an email that appears to come from Low Incomes Tax Reform Group (LITRG) (with an email address ending .litrg.org.uk) saying you may be entitled to a tax refund from HMRC. It may ask you to click a link within the email or open an attachment – do not open it!

Published on 5 October 2018
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The Low Incomes Tax Reform Group (LITRG) is calling on the Government to use the forthcoming Budget and Finance Bill to act on an inconsistency in tax rules which means that more than a million people on low incomes could be losing out on tax relief on their pension contributions.

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Published on 27 September 2018
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In our Budget 2018 representation, we tell the Government that the type of scheme pension savers are in should not affect the tax relief they receive and put forward a

Published on 26 September 2018
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LITRG has responded to the Government’s consultation on increasing HMRC’s civil information powers.

Published on 26 September 2018
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This call for evidence sets out the issues on which the Director of Labour Market Enforcement would like to receive evidence to inform his Strategy for 2019/20.

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Published on 26 September 2018
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LITRG has published a new Tax Guide on the Government’s new Help-to-Save scheme, which gives some tax credits and Universal Credit claimants the opportunity to earn up to 50 per cent on the amounts saved, following its launch last week.

Published on 19 September 2018
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Ofcom are looking into call connection services and are proposing stronger regulation for 084 numbers (which often catch HMRC callers out).

Published on 19 September 2018
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The Low Incomes Tax Reform Group (LITRG) is urging people who wish to claim childcare vouchers to act before 4 October 2018.