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Published on 13 October 2020
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As the Government’s call for evidence on pensions tax relief administration1 closes this week, the Low Incomes Tax Reform Group (LITRG) urges swift action to end the injustice that an estimated 1.5 to 1.75 million2 people on low incomes (mostly women) are charged 25 per cent more for their pension contributi

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Published on 13 October 2020
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LITRG’s response to this call for evidence details how we think the Government could fulfil its promise that employees enrolled into workplace pensions under automatic

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Published on 8 October 2020
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LITRG has submitted a response to this Scottish Government consultation.

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Published on 8 October 2020
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LITRG and CIOT submitted a joint response to this inquiry published by the Finance Committee of the Senedd Cymru.

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Published on 5 October 2020
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The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has resulted in an unprecedented jobs and income situation. Your finances may have already come under some strain or you may be worried that they will do in the future.

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Published on 5 October 2020
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This call for evidence, issued by the Cabinet Office, provided an opportunity for LITRG to highlight how HMRC deals with debt (including tax credit debt) and to offer

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Published on 2 October 2020
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On 24 September, the government announced that the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) would be extended again. But there are important deadlines relating to the first and second grants this month – act fast if these affect you.

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Published on 29 September 2020
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We are regularly contacted by members of the public via these websites with questions about their financial affairs – relating to tax and welfare benefits (including s

Published on 28 September 2020
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LITRG is urging those affected by the loan charge not to leave it until the last minute to try and arrange a payment plan. Any loan amounts subject to the loan charge must be reported by 30 September – in addition, the loan charge and any other tax due, must also be paid by that date (or a payment plan agreed).

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Published on 24 September 2020
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If you have not yet paid (‘deferred’) your Self Assessment second payment on account for 2019/20, HMRC may automatically allocate payments made after 31 July 2020 against it. This means that if you wish to pay a penalty or other liability issued after that date, you may need to ask HMRC to allocate your payment against that other amount.