Latest news

moving-claimants-universal-credit
Published on 25 September 2019
news

Although an independent review of the loan charge is currently underway, you may still need to complete an ‘additional information’ form for HMRC by 11.59pm on 30 September 2019 (i.e. before 1 October 2019). We know that completing the additional information reporting form may be causing some concern or difficulty – here we offer some help and guidance in the form of some FAQs.

Published on 23 September 2019
news

HMRC are looking for volunteers on a low income to tell them about their experiences of earning income through an online platform. HMRC’s aim is to get a better understanding of people’s experience of using and being paid by platforms.

boardroom-group-discussion
Published on 19 September 2019
news

It has been confirmed that Sir Amyas Morse, the former head of the National Audit Office (NAO), will lead an independent review of the loan charge. A call for evidence has been issued – here we tell you what the loan charge review means and how to have your say.

Carer-helping-elderly-couple
Published on 9 September 2019
submissions

LITRG's main concern regarding the off-payroll legislation was that business-to-consumer arrangements should be placed outside of the scope of the new rules.

expenses-tax-relief-P87
Published on 4 September 2019
submissions

LITRG has responded to the government’s publication of the draft legislation for changes to capital gains tax (CGT) private residence relief (PRR) from April 2020, inc

Published on 28 August 2019
news

The Low Incomes Tax Reform Group (LITRG) is advising taxpayers to check the accuracy of savings income figures shown in their HMRC PAYE Notices of Coding and tax calculations (P800 forms).

Published on 23 August 2019
news

HMRC would like to do some research with you if you have received a Simple Assessment.

Can-i-claim-working-tax-credit
Published on 19 August 2019
news

We regularly receive queries via our Tax Guide for Students website. We do not give advice, but we try to signpost sources of further information and support. Some of the replies might be useful to others, so occasionally we will post them anonymously as ‘question and answer’ news items.

teacher helping students
Published on 19 August 2019
news

Primary and secondary school teachers often spend their own money on things they need to do their job. We are often asked whether tax relief can be claimed on these expenses. We know this is an area that causes real confusion – this article explains what you need to know.

money-poverty
Published on 8 August 2019
news

Universal credit (UC) is often a lifeline for those on a low income but sometimes payments can be reduced or stop unexpectedly, for example where two pay packets are received in one UC assessment period. When this happens, it can be more than an inconvenience, it can mean that people cannot pay for vital living costs.