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Helping the elderly with tax issues

02 January 2018 / Jane Frecknall-Hughes
Issue: 4629 / Categories: Comment & Analysis

Universal problem


  • Older people experience multiple tax problems.
  • Tax Help for Older People specialises in dealing with vulnerable individuals’ affairs.
  • HMRC needs to have more understanding and consideration.
  • Tax practitioners also have a role perhaps undertaking pro bono work.

Tax issues are not confined to the rich despite popular assumptions fuelled by media headlines. People with moderate and low incomes experience considerable problems when trying to comply with their tax obligations especially if they are older. In general this group is not trying to evade or avoid tax but there are numerous obstacles that hinder compliance as shown by recent research funded by the Chartered Institute of Taxation.

In 2016-17 an extensive study (after a scoping study in 2015) examined the case files of the tax charity Tax...

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