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Published on 22 November 2018
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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
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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).

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Published on 7 November 2018
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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

 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: