Press releases

 


The LITRG, in partnership with the London Advice Services Alliance (LASA), has launched a new online tool to help people check whether they can claim universal credit and tax credits in their postcode area, an initiative that is much needed given the complicated roll-out of changes to benefits. 

The Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) is concerned that the new corporate offence of failure to prevent the criminal facilitation of tax evasion may lead to a string of prosecutions in relatively small cases where civil penalties can already provide enough punishment.

The LITRG is urging people in receipt of tax credits to complete their renewals by July 31 to avoid their payments stopping.

The LITRG is urging workers to consider their relationship with umbrella companies carefully, especially as a key advantage of using such companies has now been shut.

The CIOT has called on the Government to rethink its approach to ensuring online sellers pay the correct amount of VAT.

The LITRG is urging people to check the accuracy of figures in tax calculation letters (forms P800) that may hit their doormats shortly, which may show an unwelcome amount of tax due or a surprise refund.

The LITRG has urged the Government to provide greater clarity to parents on the many recent and planned changes to child support.

The Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) is concerned that businesses undertaking some commercial transactions will face unnecessary uncertainty because of a lack of clarity about the breadth of a new anti-avoidance tax rule.

The LITRG is concerned that people on low incomes may be unable to benefit from welcome freedoms to convert their annuities.

The Association of Taxation Technicians (ATT) and Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) have launched a new streamlined route to the ATT and CTA qualifications, improving the flexibility offered to employers.