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Published on 28 January 2008
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HMRC is about to go back on a promise it made to some 180,000 low-income pensioners in July 2007 that it would repay tax for up to 6 years where HMRC had failed to match data held on their computers.

Published on 22 January 2008
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Published on 10 January 2008
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As part of the reform of the tax tribunals scheduled for April 2009, HMRC has proposed an ‘internal review’ procedure to run concurrently with, or as an al

Published on 8 January 2008
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This report by Community Links, Low Incomes Tax Reform Group and Child Poverty Action Group follows a technical and qualitative study of the tax, tax credit and social

Published on 4 January 2008
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While many interactions between different benefits and tax credits have positive or coherent policy effects, a substantial number are contradictory, with the granting of one benefit leading to the withdrawal, or curtailment, of another. Such interactions can make claimants worse off by entering work, or working longer hours.

Published on 3 January 2008
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As part of the reform of the tax tribunals scheduled for April 2009, HMRC has proposed an ‘internal review’ procedure to run concurrently with, or as an alternative to, an appeal. LITRG’s response to this proposal is one of qualified support.

Published on 21 December 2007
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The LITRG believes the main objective of this consulation is to establish a robustly independent appeals system which is accessible to all and fairly administered and

Published on 20 December 2007
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The TUC is pressing for an increase in the national minimum wage and also for the adult rate to be adopted from age 18 rather than 22 as now. As always, taxation should be factored into the debate; but as often happens it is not explicitly taken into account.

Published on 12 December 2007
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LITRG has had enquiries from people over 50 who are receiving carer’s allowance, asking whether they are entitled to the 50 element of working tax credit (WTC) on going back to work. Our analysis says they can; HMRC disagrees.

Published on 7 December 2007
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'When I use a word, it means just what I choose it to mean - neither more nor less' said Humpty Dumpty. This is a useful quote to remember, especially when reading press releases from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). The DWP announced earlier this week that from next year it proposes that those aged 60 and over will only get 3 months’ backdating of benefits rather than 12 as of now.

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