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Universal Credit (Claims and Payments) (Scotland) Regulations 2017
Published on 11 December 2018
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From 1 April 2018, certain tenants of non-residential or commercial leases in Scotland must submit a tax return – a lease review return – to Revenue Scotland, to ensure they have paid the correct amount of Land and Buildings Transaction Tax.

Published on 5 December 2018
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The Low Incomes Tax Reform Group (LITRG) welcomes the publication of a major new report by the House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee on HMRC powers and taxpayer safeguards, which supports a number of recommendations made by the group in written and oral evidence to the Committee.

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Published on 3 December 2018
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Calculators are tools that save people time and help them to be self-sufficient. It is important that you find an accurate and up-to-date calculator for your needs. We have compiled a list of financial, tax and benefit calculators out there.

Tax-Free Childcare to present complex array of choices
Published on 27 November 2018
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There have been some changes in the world of childcare, which mean that what happens with childcare vouchers when you go on maternity leave is not at all clear. Here we try and explain the various different changes, to help give you a better idea of what to expect and what your options are.

Published on 22 November 2018
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The Low Incomes Tax Reform Group (LITRG) has welcomed the recommendations of a critical House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee report titled Making Tax Digital for VAT: Treating Small Businesses Fairly, published today. LITRG says too many taxpayers are still in the dark about this compulsory switch to digital record keeping and reporting of VAT due to begin in April 2019.

Press Release: Parents need greater clarity on childcare support, say tax campaigners ©Shutterstock/Ivelin Radkov
Published on 8 November 2018
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HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) are going to review cases, and where appropriate issue refunds of ‘failure to notify’ penalties, where they find that the taxpayer had a reasonable excuse for not registering for the High Income Child Benefit Charge (HICBC).

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Published on 7 November 2018
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LITRG and the Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) have jointly responded to HMRC’s technical note and draft legislation on ‘Clarifying the scope of the Welsh rates

 New LITRG guide to HMRC’s online services
Published on 7 November 2018
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HMRC are running a webinar designed for individuals who have used a contractor loan scheme and want to understand the disguised remuneration settlement process.

Published on 7 November 2018
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The Low Incomes Tax Reform Group (LITRG) has cautiously welcomed the Government’s response to the recommendations made by the Social Security Advisory Committee (SSAC) on moving claimants to Universal Credit from tax credits and other working age benefits.

Published on 31 October 2018
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The Chancellor’s failure to address an anomaly in tax rules which means that more than a million people on low incomes are losing out on tax relief on their pension contributions is extremely disappointing, says the Low Incomes Tax Reform Group (LITRG).