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Published on 1 February 2024

Tax on state pensions: looking back and ahead

State pensions are increasing in April 2024, but the point at which most people start to pay tax is staying the same. Here we look ahead some of the problems this might cause. We also give our ideas on how the government could make things easier for state pensioners – some of which we originally sug...

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Published on 17 January 2024

Time running out before 31 January self assessment deadline

The deadline for sending most online 2022/23 self assessment tax returns to HMRC, and for paying the related tax, is 31 January 2024. If this deadline applies to you, make sure you file your 2022/23 tax return online and pay any tax you owe by 31 January 2024 to avoid penalties and interest....

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Published on 12 January 2024

More ‘side hustle’ tax help

Despite ongoing efforts by tax professionals up and down the land, we are still seeing a large amount of confusion about the ‘new’ side hustle tax reporting rules for online platforms. There is no new tax on side hustles. Here, we reiterate the main things you need to know, provide a new flowchart t...

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Published on 4 January 2024

There is no new ‘side hustle tax’, say tax experts

The Low Incomes Tax Reform Group has reassured those selling goods and services online that they won’t be subject to a new “side hustle tax”, despite information online in the past few days suggesting otherwise....

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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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