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Published on 13 December 2023

New rules for gig economy workers - your questions answered.

Many people make a living from doing things in the gig economy like driving, delivering, or freelancing - often via online platforms such as Uber, Deliveroo and TaskRabbit. Some new HMRC rules are coming into force in January 2024. This news has caused people making money from the gig economy, eithe...

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Published on 7 December 2023

HMRC’s digital shift needs taxpayer buy-in

The Low Incomes Tax Reform Group (LITRG) has responded to the news1 that between 11 December and 31 January, HMRC’s self assessment helpline will focus only on ‘priority queries’, with other enquiries directed online....

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Published on 6 December 2023

PPI tax refunds - new evidence requirement

Due to concerns over the nature and scale of R40 claims for PPI tax refunds being submitted by certain tax refund companies, HMRC will now require evidence before they progress a claim for a PPI tax refund. This is to ensure they are only processing claims that are correct and properly authorised by...

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Published on 24 November 2023

HMRC must mitigate burden of digital tax reporting for smallest businesses

The Low Incomes Tax Reform Group (LITRG) has welcomed the main findings of the Public Accounts Committee’s review of HMRC’s progress with its Making Tax Digital (MTD) programme, as set out in its report published today, especially in relation to the impact on unrepresented taxpayers....

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Published on 23 November 2023

Wage increase for employees could negatively affect low-income self-employed

Whilst welcoming yesterday’s announcement that the national living wage will increase to £11.44, the Low Incomes Tax Reform Group (LITRG) are highlighting that some self-employed universal credit claimants may be negatively impacted by the rate increase - even though they are not entitled to it....

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