Taxpayers struggling to pay want ‘simplicity, flexibility and accessibility’

Research reveals taxpayers who are facing difficulties with their tax bills have little or no awareness of help options, but believe HMRC should do more to promote available support and make more use of YouTube. According to HMRC’s Behaviour, Insight and Research Team, taxpayers have very little or no awareness of the support options that the government tax collection agency currently offers to those who are struggling to pay their tax. This was, in part, due to customers’ low motivation to actively seek out information about tax and associated support options from HMRC. Read full article at Accountancy Daily ...
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Young people targeted with phone tax scams

HMRC is warning young adults who may have less experience of the tax system to be especially vigilant about tax refund scams via smartphone, as fraudsters ramp up activity after the self assessment season. Photo by Adrianna Calvo from Pexels During April and May, fraudsters regularly blitz taxpayers with refund scams by email or text pretending to be HMRC. Criminals do this to coincide with legitimate rebates being processed by HMRC. Read the whole article on Accountancy Daily. ...
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Lifetime allowance for pensions increases to £1.05m

The standard lifetime allowance for pensions has increased by £25,000 in line with CPI inflation to £1,055,000 for the new tax year from 6 April . The 2.4% rise, based on September 2018 CPI, brings the lifetime allowance to £1,055,000, up from £1,030,000 from 6 April 2019 for the 2019/20 tax year and is the lifetime limit for pension savings liable to standard tax rates before a higher tax charge is made. Read more on Accountancy Daily ...
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