Supporting unrepresented taxpayers

Victoria Todd discusses how the coronavirus pandemic has highlighted some problems in the tax system

The coronavirus pandemic has had, and continues to have, a far-reaching impact on all aspects of daily life, including a significant effect on the UK economy. Since March, the Low Incomes Tax Reform Group (LITRG), an initiative of the Chartered Institute of Taxation, has focused its attention on helping low income, unrepresented taxpayers to navigate and understand the financial support available to them during the pandemic. It has also been working with HMRC on the various support schemes and changes to the tax system needed as a result of coronavirus.