There are many different tax issues that pop up in everyday life so today I thought I’d list the top places to visit for common tax issues so you always have a quick reference of where to go:
First and foremost before looking anywhere else, most common tax issues can be resolved by simply checking online with the HMRC website – visit https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/hm-revenue-customs and use their search bar to find the issue you’re looking to resolve.
You can also contact the HMRC directly to find out any further information/advise, all the contact options are available here – https://www.gov.uk/contact-hmrc
This is a great charity that offers tax advise and support for people on low-income and specifically assist anyone who couldn’t be helped by the HMRC. So if you have got in touch with the HMRC and been told point-blank “we cannot help you” then these are the guys to contact for further advise! Their website can be found here – http://taxaid.org.uk/
Tax Help for Older People
This is another charity however as ‘it says on the tin’ offers help and advise for older people with tax issues who are earning under £20,000 per year and are over the age of 60. So if you’re struggling with any tax issues and these requirements apply to you then this is a great service to use. Their website is – http://www.taxvol.org.uk/
Low Incomes Tax Reform Group
A charity offering information, guidance and support for people on low income. If you were to contact them then they do give great advise however their website is a great resource for lots of quick tax information and advise so be sure to take a look for any issues you’re having with your tax. Their website is – http://www.litrg.org.uk/
If you’re lucky enough to have an accountant then you really can’t go wrong with just contacting them should you ever need help or advise on tax issues. This is a simple one, but a lot of people forget to use their accountant for anything other than accounting!
If you ever have any pay/tax issues and are an employee of a company then you must go straight to your HR (Human Resources) department who will be able to help and advise you accordingly. They may sometimes refer you to the Accounts Department who may then refer you to the HMRC which you can find the contact details of here – https://www.gov.uk/contact-hmrc