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Published on 26 March 2004
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In a statement in Parliament, the government Minister responsible for the Inland Revenue has said that 'all Inland Revenue Enquiry Offices (IRECs) are registered with the BT Typetalk service'. Nevertheless, LITRG has found that a great many IRECs are unprepared for calls from people with hearing impairments.

Published on 23 March 2004
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LITRG submission in response to Call for Evidence

Published on 23 March 2004
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LITRG submission in response to Call for Evidence

Published on 18 March 2004
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The budget contained an interesting range of measures designed to enhance support through the tax and tax-benefits system for people in work, disabled people, parents whose employers provide childcare facilities or vouchers, and parents of older children in training for work.

Published on 17 March 2004
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The Chancellor's 2004 Budget, announced earlier today, contained a number of measures, which will help pensioners. But there remain some gaps, which could detract from an overall positive picture, and at least one anti-avoidance measure risks catching innocent people.

Published on 17 March 2004
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The merger of the Inland Revenue and Customs & Excise carries with it risks for those on low incomes.

Published on 10 March 2004
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The Tax Credits Handbook 2003-04, written by members of LITRG and published by CCH (link below), was published in December 2003.

Published on 9 March 2004
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LITRG in its latest response to Government consultation on Pensions Simplification calls for a change in the law to help low-income pensioners. Putting retirement annuity contracts under the PAYE system would save many thousands of pensioners from overpaying tax and the Government are proposing to defer this long overdue reform so as to help the insurance companies.

Published on 25 February 2004
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A number of people have been receiving letters from the Revenue about shortfalls in their National Insurance contributions in past years, because the Government departments responsible did not warn them at the time. LITRG is concerned that the issues people have to consider are complex and unpredictable, and virtually impossible to decide without advice from an army of professionals.

Published on 25 February 2004
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Although LITRG does not generally have the resources to answer individual tax queries, we do get sent examples of where the Revenue are getting things wrong or are not being as helpful as they might. One of these areas is the tax advice that people get from the Revenue when they leave the UK to retire abroad.