Archive for the ‘Tax Blog’ Category

22/05/23 Selling online and paying taxes

HMRC are sending letters to people who they think earn income by selling goods or services through online marketplaces, but who haven’t told HMRC about some or all of their earnings from online marketplaces. We understand that HMRC will have received third-party information to identify individuals. This means that those who receive these letters from […]

21/03/23 2023 Tax Allowances

This article has been provided by Tax Help for Older People. If you are a UK taxpayer you may be entitled to some tax allowances. These tax allowances can reduce the amount of tax that you pay. Not all allowances work in the same way, some reduce the amount of income on which you have […]

20/03/23 Decoding your tax code

This article has been provided by Tax Help for Older People. Once again it is time for you to receive your tax coding notice for the new tax year starting on the 6th of April 2023. Just as the nights get lighter and hopefully the weather gets warmer, brown HMRC letters appear through the letter […]

14/03/23 TaxAid and Tax Help for Older People – Projects 2023

An update from Julia Potts, Project Coordinator Post-pandemic 2023 is the first “normal” year for both TaxAid and Tax Help for Older People since 2020. Looking forward we must focus on the importance of the services our beneficiaries really need from us and how to deliver them. To that end, it is very clear that […]

06/10/22 Repayment Agents

In recent months our helplines have been busy with callers complaining about repayment agents. The business practices of some repayment agents can leave vulnerable taxpayers losing a significant proportion of their refund, or with a tax bill, and we have heard first hand from our callers the financial hardship this can cause.  Often people are […]

02/09/22 Three minute interview with Rebecca Murray

In this interview, we make reference to Bridge the Gap (BTG). This is a joint fundraising platform for Tax Help for Older People and TaxAid. The donations brought in are split between both charities, to support people in poverty who cannot afford paid tax advice. 1. Could you tell us a little about yourself? I am a […]

17/08/22 Travellers face toughest ‘tax hike’

See the latest press release from CIOT, discussing our Kilimanjaro trek fundraising challenge. Published 15/08/2022, find out more here.

27/07/22 #KiliTax2022 in aid of the Tax Charities

A group of people connected to tax (aren’t we all!) are taking on the incredible challenge of going up Mount Kilimanjaro in September 2022, to raise vital money for the tax charities – after two years of Covid-induced delays. You can sponsor: the group at:; or a team member at: – click on […]

20/06/22 Pensions scams and fraud

You will be aware of the increased choice brought about by the liberalisation of private pensions, that was introduced seven years ago, but in this time, we have seen an increase in the number of tax bills arising from scams. People over 55 now have greater access to their pension pots and more discretion on […]

26/05/22 National Volunteer’s Week

We’d like to say a huge THANK YOU to our Volunteers for gifting your time and skills to help our beneficiaries throughout the year. Together you are our volunteer team and make a real difference to many people’s lives each day.  From the Staff and Trustees at Tax Help for Older People and TaxAid Look out […]

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