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Published on 8 February 2007
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Sometimes the strain of being an angry campaigner gets to even the most seasoned veteran of the Low Incomes Tax Reform Group. To let off steam they write to their tax colleagues just to check whether they might sometimes expect too much from HMRC.

Published on 6 February 2007
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The collection of tax on retirement annuities is being switched to Pay As You Earn from April 2007. Properly handled, this would have made life simpler for pensioners on low incomes. However due to a lack of efficient systems within HMRC, what should have been a seamless transition is beginning to look like a shambles.

Published on 1 February 2007
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Citizens Advice have tackled the Government on the way in which council tax arrears are enforced among debtors on low incomes and on benefits.

Published on 30 January 2007
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A comprehensive report by the Low Incomes Tax Reform Group (LITRG) is calling for HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) to review the VAT reliefs given to disabled people.

Published on 30 January 2007
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A comprehensive report by the Low Incomes Tax Reform Group (LITRG) is calling for HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) to review the VAT reliefs given to disabled people. The report also focuses on the need for better administration of the reliefs to make them easier to obtain, and a re-think on VAT that is payable on products not ‘solely designed’ for disabled people.

Published on 8 January 2007
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Tax credit claimants and their advisers are consistently told that telephone calls to the tax credits helpline are recorded. But...

Published on 20 December 2006
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On 6 December 2006 the Chancellor announced a package of measures to encourage students to volunteer, and to continue in education or training, but nothing to ease the primary tax issue for most full-time students, which is how they can stop too much tax being taken from them.

Published on 14 December 2006
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In his pre-Budget report the Chancellor announced increases in the rates of retirement pension, state pension credit, and age-related tax allowances broadly in line with inflation.

Published on 11 December 2006
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We were pleased to see that the Varney report on Service Transformation, which was published alongside the pre-Budget report, draws attention to many of the service delivery issues which LITRG have highlighted over the years.

Published on 6 December 2006
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With the tax, tax credits and benefits systems growing increasingly complex, the Chancellor’s programmes to enhance adult literacy and financial inclusion could not have come at a better time for taxpayers and tax credit claimants.

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