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Published on 11 March 2020
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It was announced in today’s Budget1 that a new interactive tool will be available in the summer to help the self-employed understand their tax position by providing specific information for their business.

Published on 11 March 2020
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The Low Incomes Tax Reform Group (LITRG) welcomes today’s Budget announcement1 to publish a call for evidence to review the options to address pensions inequality for low-income workers, as promised in the government’s manifesto.2 This ‘flaw’ means that around 1.7 million people on low incomes (mostly women) are being unfairly charged 25 per cent more for thei

Published on 11 March 2020
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Budget 2020 downloadable report

Published on 6 March 2020
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A recent HMRC announcement that five people have been arrested on suspicion of fraud in connection with promoting arrangements designed to get around the loan charge, has been welcomed by the Low Incomes Tax Reform Group (LITRG).

Published on 5 March 2020
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LITRG is urging people to contact HMRC before 6 April 2020 to obtain the maximum benefit from the Marriage Allowance.

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Published on 25 February 2020
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HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) now offer an online service for claiming tax relief on the expenses you pay in carrying out your job.

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Published on 25 February 2020
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Following a successful legal challenge, it is now possible for opposite sex couples to form a civil partnership in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, with the law in Scotland expected to follow shortly. The government expects up to 84,000 opposite sex couples to form civil partnerships this year as a result of the change.

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Published on 21 February 2020
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If you are currently receiving tax credits, you may be eligible to open a Help-to-Save account and earn a tax-free bonus of up to 50% of amounts saved. But will you still be eligible to open an account in future? If not, consider opening one and starting to save now.

Scottish income tax rates and thresholds confirmed for 2019/20
Published on 12 February 2020
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The Scottish Government has proposed the rates and thresholds for Scottish income tax that will apply to the non-savings and non-dividend income of Scottish taxpayers from 6 April 2020. These are subject to approval by the Scottish Parliament, which we expect in March 2020.

Published on 10 February 2020
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In our Budget 2020 representation, we highlight a number of issues relating to the High Income Child Benefit Charge.