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residential-property-money
Published on 10 June 2019
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Since 6 April 2017, where an individual lets out residential property (other than furnished holiday lets), tax relief for finance costs such as mortgage interest is restricted to the basic rate of tax rather than an individual’s marginal rate. However, the change – aimed at higher and additional rate taxpayers – has knock-on effects for individuals on lower incomes.

Published on 6 June 2019
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CIOT and LITRG have submitted a joint response to the consultation.

Published on 29 May 2019
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The need for a strong voice for unrepresented taxpayers, and accessible guidance to help them comply with their tax obligations, has never been greater, the new chair of the Low Incomes Tax Reform Group (LITRG) has said.

Carer and elderly man
Published on 29 May 2019
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In the consultation document it is confirmed that planned extension of the off-payroll working rules to the private sector from April 2020 will not apply to small

Bereavement Support
Published on 29 May 2019
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LITRG highlight the problem that some claimants seem to think that the Bereavement Support Payment (BSP) is reckonable as income for tax credits.

Capital Gains Tax - Private Residence Relief
Published on 24 May 2019
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LITRG has raised concerns to the government over the impact of its proposals to restrict private residence relief for capital gains tax from April 2020.

Published on 23 May 2019
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The Low Incomes Tax Reform Group (LITRG) has published a guide to help the self-employed understand the tax system better.

Making Tax Digital Support
Published on 23 May 2019
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HMRC say they are committed to ensuring everyone will have access to Making Tax Digital (MTD) services, including those with accessibility needs, however there are only a few fully accessible products currently available.

Self-employment guide
Published on 15 May 2019
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LITRG has published a detailed guide called ‘Self-employment – A LITRG guide’ to supplement existing material in the self-employment section. The guide provides more information for self-employed individuals and voluntary sector advisers who help the low-income self-employed. It also explains where to get further help.

Scottish income tax rates and thresholds confirmed for 2019/20
Published on 10 April 2019
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The Scottish parliament has confirmed the rates and thresholds for income tax that will apply to the non-savings and non-dividend income of Scottish taxpayers from 6 April 2019.