'I'm self-employed but confused about whether I can claim the fourth grant' – Unsure? Here's what you need to know
100s of self-employed people are confused about what constitutes being “adversely affected” by coronavirus, we have some helpful scenarios to work out where you stand, as well as HMRC’s guidance.
11 May 2021
Self-employed income support overpaid to thousands
Up to 16,000 self-employed people who received Government grants to support their income during the coronavirus crisis have been paid too much after their payments were miscalculated. If you've been overpaid, the good news is you WON'T have to pay anything back – but you may now receive less than expected if you apply for the second income support grant
12 August 2020
Hundreds left baffled after being rejected by HMRC's self-employed support scheme tool
Hundreds of people have told MSE that they have been rejected by HMRC's eligibility tool for the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme, despite believing they fit the eligibility criteria
6 May 2020
Over a million families could be missing out on Tax-Free Childcare
Over one million families could be missing out on £1,000s per year in Government childcare help, as a new report for HMRC admits that take-up of the Tax-Free Childcare scheme has been lower than anticipated
17 February 2020
Almost a million people missed the self-assessment tax deadline – here's what to do if you haven't filed yet
Just under a million people missed last Friday's self-assessment tax return deadline and will face a fine of at least £100
4 February 2020
National insurance number delays hit 16-year-olds trying to beat Help to Buy ISA deadline
Some 16-year-olds are struggling to open a Help to Buy ISA before the deadline at the end of this month because they haven't yet received their NI numbers
14 November 2019
Child benefit fines wiped for 6,000 parents
HMRC is cancelling penalties for over 6,000 parents and guardians who were fined for not registering for the high income benefit charge
6 June 2019
HMRC stops scammers spoofing its official phone numbers
HMRC says it's developed new technology which stops fraudsters spoofing its most commonly-used numbers to trick taxpayers into handing over money
1 June 2019
'My friends claimed £5,000 after I told them about the marriage tax allowance'
One MoneySaver has made it his mission to spread the word about the marriage tax allowance - and so far his friends have managed to claim almost £5,000 between them
6 March 2019
100,000s risk fines for filing late tax returns – even though they owe no tax
100,000s of late tax returns are filed each year by people who don't owe any tax, data obtained by MoneySavingExpert.com shows - meaning many risk a fine of at least £100. If you still need to file a return this year, act fast - the deadline for filing your tax return this year is 11.59pm on Thursday 31 January
30 January 2019
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Queen's Speech 2021 round-up: student loans shake-up, increased rights for renters, leasehold reform & more11 May 2021Flexible 'lifetime' student loans were among the plans revealed by the Queen today during the state reopening of Parliament. Other measures include increased rights for renters, leasehold reform and more protection for those using the internet
Martin Lewis: 'Government's failure to include scams in Online Safety Bill risks finances and mental health of millions - this must change'11 May 2021While the draft Online Safety Bill confirmed today will see new laws introduced designed to keep people safe online, there was no mention of specific protection against online scams
11 May 2021Morrisons is to axe its 'Morrisons More' loyalty points scheme and replace it with new personalised money-off vouchers via its app
'I'm self-employed but confused about whether I can claim the fourth grant' – Unsure? Here's what you need to know11 May 2021100s of self-employed people are confused about what constitutes being “adversely affected” by coronavirus, we have some helpful scenarios to work out where you stand, as well as HMRC’s guidance.
11 May 2021If you're worried about work during the coronavirus crisis, this guide looks at your rights if you're self employed, including what help's there for limited company directors.
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