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Published on 3 April 2019
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HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) had delayed issuing penalty notices to those who failed to file their Self Assessment (SA) tax return for the 2017/18 tax year by the usual online filing date of 31 January 2019. These penalty notices are now starting to be issued and should act as a prompt, if you have not yet filed that tax return, to file it now.

Published on 29 March 2019
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Following the release of a report from HM Treasury on time limits in the tax system, it is now virtually certain that the loan charge will come in, as planned, in a week’s time. If you are affected, and haven’t done so already, you need to urgently consider contacting HMRC about settlement.

Retirement Outcome review
Published on 27 March 2019
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LITRG has responded to the FCA’s Review pointing out that it is essential for people to be provided with clear guidance, in a consistent format and at the right time.

Making Tax Digital for VAT – are you ready?
Published on 15 March 2019
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HMRC have recently written to all VAT registered traders to tell them about their new ‘Making Tax Digital for VAT’ (MTD for VAT) programme which is about to be introduced. In this article, we explain how the new rules work, how to claim an exemption and key dates that you need to be aware of.

Published on 15 March 2019
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If you have been automatically enrolled into a workplace pension, from 6 April you will probably have to pay more into your pension pot. But here are four reasons why this may not cost you as much as you think.

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Published on 8 March 2019
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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 the National Insurance conditions related to Bereavement Support Payment.

Published on 7 March 2019
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The Low Incomes Tax Reform Group (LITRG) is warning employers and affected employees that postgraduate loan repayments will start from next month (April). It is important that both parties understand whether there will be further deductions from payslips and, if so, that they are correct.

Published on 28 February 2019
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The Low Incomes Tax Reform Group (LITRG) is warning VAT registered individuals and businesses they have little time to apply for an exemption from the new digital VAT requirements which begins for some on 1 April 2019. The call comes as HMRC have just issued guidance explaining how people can claim exemption from these new Making Tax Digital for VAT (MTD) requirements.

Published on 28 February 2019
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The Low Incomes Tax Reform Group (LITRG) welcomes the launch of DBEIS’ campaign to raise awareness of holiday pay, and reduce the number of underpaid workers. But LITRG cautions that, to really make a difference, action is needed to close the enforcement ‘gap’ in respect of holiday pay and to deal with the problem of false self-employment.

Published on 28 February 2019
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The current 6 year delay in the roll out of universal credit (UC), along with numerous system changes and poor communication, has made the situation for claimants and