Archive for the ‘Tax Blog’ Category

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: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/KiliTax2022-Team; or a team member at: https://www.justgiving.com/team/KiliTax2020 – 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 […]

25/02/22 Three minute interview with John Whitehead

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 […]

17/02/22 Helping vulnerable people cope with Making Tax Digital

This article has been written by Valerie Boggs, the Chief Executive of TaxAid and Tax Help for Older People. Making Tax Digital will be the biggest change to the personal tax system since Self Assessment was introduced in the 1990s. At the moment, MTD has focused on VAT submissions. Over the coming months and years, it […]

08/12/21 Brian Chapman: From London to Bridport and back again

Brian Chapman, a trustee of Tax Help for Older People and supporter of Bridge the Gap, tells us in his own words about his 300-mile cycle in aid of the tax charities. I have been a supporter of the BTG campaign for several years and was delighted to become a trustee of the Tax Help […]

07/12/21 Three-minute interview with Sir Edward Troup

1. Could you tell us a little about yourself? Since I retired from HMRC in 2018 I’ve stayed involved in tax – consulting, commenting, complaining and cajoling others to make things better.  And of course finding time to enjoy myself, travel and volunteer with various charities. I’m currently working with a charity supporting Afghan refugees in […]

26/11/21 Why TaxAid is needed

We put together this collection of stats to explain why TaxAid is needed and the difference that we can make to the lives of vulnerable people.

26/11/21 Tax Stories

Working under Bridge the Gap, TaxAid and Tax Help for Older People have worked to put together this digital collection of tax stories. We have done this to tell the stories of the people that we help and demonstrate the staggering effect tax advice can have on the lives of people in poverty. Inside ‘Tax […]

17/11/21 Supporting learning disabled people with their tax

How people with learning disability or difficulty face the greatest challenges with tax As a charity, we support those who are vulnerable whether as a result of financial poverty or other factors and one of those factors is disability.  Nearly half of all people in poverty are either disabled or live with a disabled person. […]

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