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Published on 14 January 2021

In our 2021 Budget representation, we repeat our calls for the government to raise the £50,000 threshold for the high income child benefit charge (HICBC) to at least £

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Published on 11 January 2021

The Low Incomes Tax Reform Group (LITRG) is urging people to complete their 2019/20 Self Assessment tax return online by the usual deadline of 31 January1 o

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Published on 5 January 2021

There has been a lot going on around the CJRS recently.

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Published on 22 December 2020

We have received the following message from HMRC, which we would like to share with you. LITRG provided input during the development of these YouTube videos.

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Published on 18 December 2020

The loan charge originally required taxpayers, who choose to do so, to make a spreading election by 30 September 2020. HMRC has now announced that it will automaticall

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Published on 18 December 2020

The claim process for the third Self-Employment Income Support Scheme grant (SEISS 3) is currently open until 29 January 2021.

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Published on 17 December 2020

The Scottish Government has confirmed that Social Security Scotland will make the next payment of carer’s allowance supplement on 18 December 2020.

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Published on 16 December 2020

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, some people are unable to get a National Insurance number.

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Published on 11 December 2020

HMRC have recently expanded an online service which now allows more people to spread payment of their January 2021 tax bill over 12 months.

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Published on 7 December 2020

It can be tempting to try and take money from your pension to help you out financially at a difficult time. But this is not always wise.

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