Understanding tax and how it affects you can be complicated. These pages show you how to work out whether you need to pay income tax and how it's collected. There's also information on what to do if you've paid too much tax or have other tax problems. And there are guides to council tax and inheritance tax.


HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC)

HMRC Tax helplines

  • Tel: 0300 200 3300 (Monday to Friday from 8.00am to 8.00pm; Saturday from 8.00am to 4.00pm)
  • Textphone: 0300 200 3319


TaxAid can help anyone on low income who has been unable to resolve their tax problem with HMRC. As a guideline, a low income is up to about £380 a week before tax for a single person – equivalent to £20,000 per year.

TaxHelp for Older People

If you are aged 60+ (and not self-employed) and on a low income (strictly under £20,000 pa) and cannot resolve matters with HMRC, you should contact Tax Help for Older People on 0845 601 3321 or 01308 488066

Self Help Resources

Click Here for information adn resources on Tax related issues.

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