Upcoming Talking Points for tax agents

18 December 2017

HMRC's regular Talking Points provide information, guidance and tips to help agents to understand tax issues.

There are a limited number of spaces, so save your place now.

Trade Losses: Looking at the different ways trade losses may be relieved.

Income from property minimising the risk for individuals: This meeting will be dealing specifically with expenses and deductions, allowances and reliefs - including repairs, the relief for the replacement of domestic items and the restrictions to income tax relief for finance costs.

Basis periods - looking at commencement years, changes to accounting date and overlapping periods: Focusing on basis periods, in particular, looking at the different rules that apply to commencement years, changing of accounting date and overlapping periods. We also look at some pointers when dealing with a change from sole trader to partnership and vice versa.

Business expenses for the self employed: This digital meeting has been designed to provide guidance on what is and isn’t classed as an allowable business expense, and will include motoring and premises costs. HMRC subject matter experts will be online during the meeting to take your questions.

  • Monday 8 January 2018 - 12.30pm to 1.30pm - Register now

  • Tuesday 9 January 2018 - 12.30pm to 1.30pm - Register now

If you have any questions for HMRC’s subject experts more than 24 hours prior to the meeting, please send them to team.agentengagement@hmrc.gsi.gov.uk, including the title of the meeting in the ‘Subject’ line of your email. Any questions that arise after this time should be submitted during the live meeting.

These interactive meetings run on the ‘GoToWebinar’ platform. The organiser will run through how to ask questions on the day.

HMRC also has a range of Agents Toolkits providing helpful information for you to download and use.