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Published on 5 February 2008
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The Public Accounts Committee in its report published today Tax Credits and PAYE reflects concern about low-income pensioners who are currently being put in debt by HMRC without their knowledge. It is not too late for HMRC to rethink and to decide that collecting tax only for future periods is the right way forward.

Published on 1 February 2008
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For four years HMRC has been writing off tax credit overpayments due to official error, but only where claimants could reasonably have thought their award was right. But HMRC’s notion of what may reasonably be expected of claimants has been widely criticised for its harshness and unfairness.

Published on 31 January 2008
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Government tax rules are hindering good government intentions to help vulnerable and disabled people live independently within the community. A new report from the Low Incomes Tax Reform Group finds that more help and joined-up government are needed if the move towards direct payments and individual budgets is to be effective as it could be.

Published on 30 January 2008
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Government tax rules are hindering good government intentions to help vulnerable and disabled people live independently within the community.

Published on 30 January 2008
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HMRC has recently announced how it will comply with regulations under the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 about IT accessibility. It seems clear that HMRC propose to do so without major involvement of disabled users which would be a mistake.

Published on 30 January 2008
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In a recently published draft Impact Assessment HMRC set out how they intend to take forward their IT accessibility programme.

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
reports

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

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