Archive for the ‘Tax Blog’ Category

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. […]

10/11/21 Lizzi Welch tells us about her work with Aviva

Tax Help for Older people and Aviva have been working together for more than five years to allow Policy holders access to tax advice that is tailored to their specific circumstances. I took over the role of liaising with Aviva almost two years ago and this is how it works. Aviva refer clients to TaxHelp […]

09/11/21 Scottish Tax Clinic

These brilliant students are taking part in our Scottish tax Clinic. The tax clinic has been set up with the University of Edinburgh Law School, with special thanks to Amy Lawton for enabling this partnership. The clinic is the first of its kind in Scotland. We are so thankful to the students and our volunteers […]

30/04/21 Self-employed poverty

How specialist tax charities can make a difference. When one hears of bold, adventurous entrepreneurs setting up on their own with a business idea most of us are, rightly, impressed. It takes confidence, bravery, knowledge and the help of a good tax professional to launch a successful start-up. Sadly many self-employed people in the UK […]

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