Tax Help for Older People are one of only two charities specialising in providing free, expert tax advice to people on low incomes, generally under £20,000, who cannot afford to pay for professional help and advice. Our fully trained team of helpline staff in Dorset are able to provide telephone advice for approximately 80% of the enquiries. Issues dealt with include•
- filling out forms;
- checking PAYE and Self Assessment Statements;
- checking tax codes;
- explain whether their tax is right or wrong; or,
- resolving over- or underpayments
Where the issue is more complicated, or the client needs extra support, we arrange for one of our volunteers to meet with the client for a face to face appointment, these can be in local community offices such as Age UK, CABs or libraries.
Tax Help for Older People is a totally independent service offering a fully professional and confidential service to all of its clients. We work closely with other voluntary and statutory bodies and organisations working for older people’s well-being, such as Age UK, CABs and Tax Aid. We are funded through a range of sources including the tax sector, corporate sponsorship and donations from the public. We are also supported by HMRC in furtherance of their aim to help the most vulnerable with their tax affairs.
Simply call the Tax Help number 01308 488066, or contact us by post or email via the website enquiry form, and we will help to resolve your tax problem.
Although based in Bridport, we operate for the whole of Devon