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22/06/23 HMRC announces temporary closure of its Self-Assessment Helpline

In a bid to encourage taxpayers to use HMRC’s online digital resources, on 9 June HMRC announced the temporary closure of its Self Assessment Helpline (0300 200 3310) for the period 12 June to 4 September 2023. While this transition offers several advantages in terms of efficiency and accessibility within HMRC itself, it also raises […]

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 […]

05/04/23 HMRC update about paper Self-Assessment forms

As part of HMRC’s drive to encourage customers to interact with them digitally, they have been writing to almost 135,000 customers from late March to inform them that they will no longer receive paper Self-Assessment (SA) forms automatically. These customers who currently file paper SA returns will receive a letter encouraging them to file their […]

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 […]

20/03/19 Telephone Scammers

HMRC’s advice on Landline scams Households with a landline number should be vigilant about phone calls from fraudsters pretending to be the UK tax authority. Criminals are turning increasingly to the traditional method of cold-calling publicly available phone numbers to steal money from taxpayers. Often these calls are to landline numbers and fraudsters are able tomake them […]

26/05/17 Insolvency

A quick reminder if you are going through insolvency: for the remainder of the tax year following bankruptcy, an ‘NT’ (no tax) PAYE code is applied to existing employments. However, if you have a change of job after the date of the bankruptcy but in the same tax year, the ‘NT’ (no tax) PAYE Code […]

26/05/17 National Insurance Credits

Did you know that if a you’re a grandparent that looks after your grandchildren whilst their parents are at work you may be entitled to National Insurance credits? Many working-age grandparents qualify for Class 3 National Insurance credits for looking after children aged under 12 which can be used to top up their income in […]

14/06/16 PAYE code

If you have received a PAYE code that you do not understand, the quickest way to find out why the code has been issued and what it means for you is to call HMRC on 0300 200 3300.  You may not have received the coding notice, but you may see a change of code on […]

10/03/16 Beware of premium rate numbers for contacting HMRC

Some contact numbers given on the internet, and even as sponsored links, are really premium rate numbers, re-directing you to HMRC. So you may get through to HMRC, but will be paying a premium call rate. The fake and the genuine If you search on-line for HMRC contact numbers, the numbers appearing may not be […]

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