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Published on 20 November 2019
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When you finish work, perhaps because your contract has come to an end or you have been made redundant or have even been sacked, it isn’t unusual to need to claim financial support from the government. If you claim universal credit, you need to understand how any final pay from your old employer can impact on your claim.

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Published on 18 November 2019
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HMRC have started to send out letters to some tenants where they think the property is owned by an overseas company or trust as the landlord. This article explains more about the letters and what action you need to take.

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Published on 18 November 2019
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Read our new How does PAYE work? factsheet, then see if you can answer some questions to test your understanding.  

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Published on 14 November 2019
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For those who reached state pension age before 6 April 2016, it is possible to get a state pension lump sum if you have deferred claiming it. If you’re going to claim such a lump sum, check carefully how your tax ‘allowances’ may affect how much tax you may have to pay on it. We have seen people making costly mistakes.

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Published on 6 November 2019
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Are you a courier, delivery driver, taxi driver or something similar? You may have heard that you can charge more for your services if you voluntarily register for VAT or that you can bolster your earnings under the Flat Rate VAT scheme.

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Published on 5 November 2019
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Starting a new job? Want to register to vote? You will need your National Insurance number. Here we tell you how to retrieve your National Insurance Number (NINO) from your Personal Tax Account (PTA) if you don’t know it, without needing your NINO to get into the PTA in the first place!

Published on 1 November 2019
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The Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) recommendation of a new Individual Tax Account1 that combines the features of the current personal tax account and business tax account, meaning all the income of an individual is held in one place, is welcomed by LITRG.

Published on 31 October 2019
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Devolution is making it harder for claimants to understand the benefits system and the Scottish and UK governments need to work harder to ensure people claim what they are entitled to, according to the Low Incomes Tax Reform Group (LITRG).

Published on 24 October 2019
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The Low Incomes Tax Reform Group (LITRG) is reminding people that there is just a week to go before the 31 October 2019 deadline to file paper tax return forms.

Published on 23 October 2019
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The Low Incomes Tax Reform Group (LITRG) is warning those with outstanding tax credit debts that they risk having the money recouped forcibly from their wages. This follows the transfer of some tax credit debts from HMRC to the DWP.