Press releases


The Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) is cautioning that the decision to postpone the UK Budget will damage the Scottish Parliament’s ability to scrutinise tax and spending plans ahead of the new tax year.

The Low Incomes Tax Reform Group (LITRG) is reminding people that there is just a week to go before the 31 October 2019 deadline to file paper tax return forms.

The Low Incomes Tax Reform Group (LITRG) is warning those with outstanding tax credit debts that they risk having the money recouped forcibly from their wages. This follows the transfer of some tax credit debts from HMRC to the DWP. LITRG is urging people not to ignore any letter received recently from HMRC about tax credit debt and to speak to a welfare rights adviser or contact either HMRC or DWP.

The Low Incomes Tax Reform Group (LITRG) has welcomed the Government’s acceptance that further improvements are needed to the guidance on GOV.UK to help unrepresented taxpayers caught in a dispute with HMRC, and the Government’s commitment to continuing to refine and improve the extra support service that HMRC offer. LITRG was responding to the Government’s official response to a House of Commons Treasury Sub-Committee report on the UK tax authority.

The Low Incomes Tax Reform Group (LITRG) has welcomed the Office of Tax Simplification’s (OTS) Life Events report – especially its recommendation to address an inconsistency in tax rules which means that more than a million people on low incomes are losing out on tax relief on their pension contributions. LITRG hopes this report will provide a catalyst for some real improvements to the tax system for low income, unrepresented taxpayers. 

Scots are struggling more than ever to understand how devolved tax powers work, but a majority back plans for new tourist and car parking taxes, according to the latest survey of public opinion to be conducted for the Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT).

The UK government should put its planned Digital Services Tax on hold for at least a year, following signs of progress in reaching international agreement on taxation of digital giants and other multinational corporations, says the Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT).

The Low Incomes Tax Reform Group (LITRG) is concerned that the upcoming tightening of the rules on private residence relief will affect those who move out of their home because they are unable to live independently. The group is calling for such individuals to be protected from the changes by broadening the scope of an exception which currently only applies where the person is disabled or resident in a care home.

People who pass ADIT (the Advanced Diploma in International Taxation) will enjoy new benefits if they join the Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) as International Tax Affiliates.

The Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) has welcomed today’s announcement¹ that construction firms will get an extra year to prepare for a major change in accounting for VAT.