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Boosting your state pension should now be quicker and easier for some as new limited online tool launches – here's how it works

A new online service designed to simplify how you check and pay for voluntary national insurance contributions is now available. It should make the state pension boosting process quicker and easier for most people.

29 April 2024

HMRC to close self-assessment helpline from April to October each year – here's how to get help when you need it

If you need to contact HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) for help with your tax return, you'll soon only be able to do this online in most cases. Starting from next month, HMRC will be closing its self-assessment telephone helpline for half the year – and will only open it for "priority calls" the rest of the time.

20 March 2024

Self-employed or a high earner? Don't miss the 31 January 2024 self-assessment tax return deadline – or risk a £100 fine and 7.75% interest

If you're one of the millions of taxpayers still to file their online self-assessment tax return or pay the tax due, you've just days left until the deadline. Here's what you need to do to avoid a £100 fine and interest charges of 7.75%.

30 January 2024

Sell on eBay, Etsy or Vinted or rent your home on Airbnb? Firms will now report your earnings to HMRC – so check if you need to pay tax

Firms such as eBay, Etsy, Vinted and Airbnb will soon start passing on certain information about you to HM Revenue & Customs.

3 January 2024

Getting the state pension? Don't bin an HMRC letter that may be worth £10,000s – it's NOT a scam

If you're getting the state pension and receive a letter from HM Revenue and Customs in the post, DON'T bin it. It's not a scam, and it could help you boost your pension by £10,000s.

17 October 2023

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