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Warning: 100,000s who took time off work to look after kids could be owed £1,000s in state pension payments – what you need to know

You don't need to do anything for the time being, though you will need to claim your missing state pension payments later this year.

13 July 2023

Need to claim a tax refund for work expenses? Go directly to HMRC and avoid rebate firms that can take half your cash

HMRC has revealed that over 70% of people who claimed work-related expenses for the 2021/2022 tax year did so via an agent, missing out on receiving the full amount they could have got back.

22 May 2023

Taxpayers given stronger protections to prevent them being caught out by third-party tax rebate firms

New measures designed to protect taxpayers against the "unscrupulous tactics" used by some third-party tax rebate firms have been announced by HMRC.

27 April 2023

Martin Lewis: Four urgent ways you may be due £1,000s in tax back – if you're married, had a PPI payout, wear a work uniform or even just pay tax

If you're married or in a civil partnership, have ever had a PPI payout, wear a uniform to work or pay any income tax, you could be due £100s or even £1,000s in tax back – but you'll need to check urgently.

23 March 2023

Tax rebate firm Tax Credits Ltd shut down by HMRC after MSE investigation – here's what you need to know

The closure follows a investigation that found the firm was alleged to have submitted claims using forged signatures.

20 February 2023

Last chance: Don't miss 31 January 2023 self-assessment tax return deadline - or you risk a £100 fine

You have until 11.59pm on Tuesday 31 January 2023 to send HMRC an online tax return for the 2021/2022 tax year, which ended on 5 April 2022.

31 January 2023

Warning: Filing a paper self-assessment tax return? You must act NOW to avoid a £100 fine

If you're submitting a paper version of the self-assessment tax return, then the deadline to file is just days away, on 31 October. And if the tax office receives it later than this Sunday you will liable for a £100 fine.

25 October 2022

Pension savers reclaim almost £900m in overpaid tax since 2015 – are you due a rebate worth £1,000s?

If you've taken a taxable lump sum from your pension for the first time, you could be owed due to a tax code error – here's how to claim the money back.

22 July 2022

Caught out by rebate firm Tax Credits Ltd pocketing half your cash? Here's all you need to know

Hundreds of people say they've been duped into using a third party claims firm called Tax Credits Ltd to request tax rebates, which then pocketed almost half their cash.

19 July 2022

Get tax credits or child benefit paid into a Post Office card account? Set up an alternative account now or your payments will stop

Around 6,600 people who get tax credits, child benefit or guardian's allowance paid into a Post Office card account need to take action urgently as HMRC will stop making payments into these accounts after 5 April.

28 March 2022