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Published on 26 May 2020
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People might be paid cash in hand for work they have done – sometimes legitimately, sometimes not. If you have been paid in this way and now your work has dried up, you might still be able to claim some welfare support.

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Published on 22 May 2020
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⚠️ As the government response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) is changing on a frequent basis, some of this information may have changed. Please also read our main guidance on the Self-employed Income Support Scheme (SEISS).

Published on 22 May 2020
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The Low Incomes Tax Reform Group (LITRG) has added new material to its website expanding its tax and related benefit guidance relating to COVID-19.

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Published on 21 May 2020
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The Prime Minister has announced that anyone who cannot work from home, for instance those in the construction or manufacturing sectors, should now be encouraged to go to work where possible. Here we help workers understand what this might mean for pay, tax and benefits.

Published on 20 May 2020
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The Low Incomes Tax Reform Group (LITRG) has scored a hat trick at the 2020 Tolley’s Taxation Awards. The LITRG Team won the Best Specialist Team in a Public or Not for Profit Organisation award.

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Published on 19 May 2020
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LITRG responded to the consultation published by the COVID-19 Committee of the Scottish Parliament on the Coronavirus (Scotland) (No. 2) Bill.

Published on 14 May 2020
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The Low Incomes Tax Reform Group (LITRG) is warning owners of newly formed limited companies that it is unlikely they are eligible for the Self Employed Income Support Scheme (SEISS) grant – even if HMRC contact them and the eligibility checker says they may qualify. This comes as HMRC contact people inviting them to check their eligibility and claim for the SEISS grant.

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Published on 14 May 2020
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HMRC have confirmed in official guidance that they will allow the impact of the coronavirus pandemic to be considered in tax penalty appeals. It can also be taken into account if appeals are made late.

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Published on 14 May 2020
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The coronavirus pandemic has meant that some jobs have stopped in their tracks, while other industries need extra staff. If you take on an extra job, especially if it is only temporary, your PAYE tax deductions can get in a muddle.

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Published on 14 May 2020
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Many employees have been asked to work from home in recent weeks. This seems to have resulted in some confusion about what expenses you can claim tax relief on. If you are claiming tax back from HMRC, make sure you get your claim right.