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Published on 9 July 2020
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If you complete a Self Assessment tax return then you may be required to make ‘payments on account’ (advance payments towards your tax liability for the year). However, the government have stated that you can defer your second payment on account for 2019/20, normally due 31 July 2020, if you are in financial difficulties because of the coronavirus.

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Published on 8 July 2020
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Under an extension to the government’s Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS), some individuals who did not previously qualify for a grant at all may be able to claim. This extension applies where pregnancy or certain parental responsibilities (such as taking time off for maternity, paternity or adoption) affected your income in the 2018/19 tax year.

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Published on 8 July 2020
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HMRC have sent out 'notices to file' to people who they believe may have to report and pay the loan charge by the forthcoming 30 September 2020 deadline.

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Published on 7 July 2020
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If you have recently used a tax refund company to help claim a one-off refund, the paperwork that you signed may mean that they can continue to collect other tax refunds due to you. We have added some new guidance to our website which explains more about the issue and what can be done about it.

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Published on 2 July 2020
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Flexible furlough is with us. You may find the amount and complexity of the official guidance on flexible furlough overwhelming as it tries to cover all situations and every eventuality! If you are a small employer with only a handful of staff and relatively straightforward working arrangements, it can be hard to pick through it all in order to find the bits that are relevant to you.

Published on 1 July 2020
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HMRC have written to around one million tax credit claimants after omitting important income figures from their renewal notices.1 LITRG advises all tax credit claimants to check their paperwork carefully and are urging HMRC to use the full extent of their powers to correct any issues that may arise later due to this glitch.

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Published on 30 June 2020
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HMRC have written to around 1 million tax credit claimants after an error was discovered on the auto-renewal notices sent after 6 April 2020. This article explains what the letter means and answers questions you might have about it.

Published on 30 June 2020
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The Low Incomes Tax Reform Group (LITRG) is encouraging self-employed people impacted by COVID-19 to double-check whether they are entitled to the first round of the Government’s Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) grant before the claim window closes on 13 July.1

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Published on 30 June 2020
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If you are employed and you now need to claim universal credit (UC) due to a reduction in your income, perhaps because your hours have been reduced or you are coming off furlough, you should be aware of how pay information is used for UC purposes and how this may affect the payments you receive.

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