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Savers to be able to access £1,500 tax-free for pension advice

The new Pension Advice Allowance, first announced at Autumn Statement 2016, will enable people to withdraw £500 up to three occasions from their pension pots tax-free to put towards the cost of pensions and retirement advice from April 2017. Following… Continue Reading Savers to be able to access £1,500 tax-free for pension advice

HMRC and RAD promise to improve access for deaf people

Following a successful pilot, HMRC and Royal Association for Deaf people (RAD) have signed an agreement to continue working together for the next three years, in an initiative aimed at making HMRC’s services more accessible to deaf people. Current services… Continue Reading HMRC and RAD promise to improve access for deaf people

Scam warning – Have you had a mail from HMRC?

We’ve recently been made aware of someone receiving an email that looks like it has come from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC). They appear to be sent from incometax@taxvol.org.uk. Tax Help for Older People/Tax Volunteers never send unsolicited emails. If… Continue Reading Scam warning – Have you had a mail from HMRC?

Important news about your Personal Tax Account

HMRC offers many ways of dealing with tax through its website. The most important of which is the ‘Personal Tax Account. It’s a convenient way to manage tax credits and benefits and confirm details of your National Insurance number. New… Continue Reading Important news about your Personal Tax Account

Scam Warning: Phone message threatens HMRC lawsuit

HMRC has asked us to alert our users to a scam which targets taxpayers and seems to be aimed at the elderly in particular. We have been asked to share the following information: There is currently a telephone scam where… Continue Reading Scam Warning: Phone message threatens HMRC lawsuit

Help for deaf people in BSL with completing tax returns

Are you deaf and looking for information or help about Tax or Tax Credits? Royal Association for Deaf people (RAD) and HMRC are working together to make information and advice more accessible for Deaf people in the UK. A new… Continue Reading Help for deaf people in BSL with completing tax returns

Take part in the 2015 client digital capability survey

The 2015 Client Digital Capability Survey aims to understand who uses digital services, how they use them and the barriers to doing more online. A series of short questions helps gain a picture of internet use and how computer literacy… Continue Reading Take part in the 2015 client digital capability survey

New Tax Guidance on Pensions

Changes introduced from 6 April 2015 allow people to access their pension savings more freely and easily than before. Please view our video which focuses on some of the more important points. We have also produced a booklet which helps… Continue Reading New Tax Guidance on Pensions

Another way to help Tax Volunteers

We are a registered charity with the Easyfundraising website, the system works through retailers such as Amazon and John Lewis and basically if you buy on line and go through the Easyfundraising website to do so, your purchase can generate… Continue Reading Another way to help Tax Volunteers

Bereavement and tax – It’s changing again

There can be a mountain of paperwork to deal with after a bereavement, and everyday matters like dealing with banks, council departments and utility companies can become overwhelming. One area which needs attention in the majority of bereavements is tax.… Continue Reading Bereavement and tax – It’s changing again

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