The Low Incomes Tax Reform Group (LITRG) have joined with other tax bodies and welfare rights organisations in submitting to the Inland Revenue a list of necessary changes and improvements to the tax credits system.
There are over a million trustees of charities in the United Kingdom and many have one thing in common. No, not that they are selfless individuals giving of their time to help others. It is that they may be expected by the Revenue to complete a Self Assessment Return.
Jane Moore of the Low Incomes Tax Reform Group considers the recent White Paper on tribunals reform. This article was originally published in Tax Journal on 13 September 2004 and it is reprinted here with the publisher's kind permission.
This article has now been updated - you can find our latest comments in our article entitled "Praise to the Revenue for listening". One of the great difficulties for many people dealing with the Inland Revenue is to find the right person who will solve their problem.
Following the Finance Bill debates, LITRG now has an assurance that foster carers will not face any potential capital gains tax liability when they sell their home. However, for adult placement carers, the tax position remains uncertain.
This is the final version of the questionnaire submitted by LITRG to the National Audit Office in respect of their examination of the filing of self assessment tax returns. LITRG had been invited to participate in this preliminary study.