Upcoming HMRC Talking Points for tax agents

21 September 2017

Over the next couple of weeks HMRC’s Talking Points include automatic enrolment duties for new employers, real time PAYE tax code adjustments and demystifying certificates of residence for limited companies.

Automatic enrolment duties for new employers
If your client becomes an employer for the first time on or after 1 October 2017, they will immediately have legal duties for their new member of staff. In this meeting we will take you through the duties and the latest news from the Pensions Regulator with time to answer your automatic enrolment and re-enrolment questions.

Tuesday 26 September - 1pm to 2pm   Register now

Basis periods - looking at commencement years, changes to accounting date and overlapping periods Focusing on basis periods, a subject that’s prominent around the self-assessment peaks. We will look at the different rules that apply to commencement years, the effect on a basis period when there is a change of accounting date and overlapping periods.

Wednesday 27 September - 11am to midday   Register now

VAT and Motoring Expenses
Providing details of the general rules that apply when reclaiming VAT on the purchase of cars and hiring and leasing vehicles. We will briefly cover commercial vehicles, other motoring expenses and record keeping.  There will be the usual opportunity to ask questions.

Tuesday 3 October - 11am to midday   Register now

Paying the right amount of tax through Pay as you earn (PAYE)

HMRC have improved the way we use real time information to make automatic adjustments to PAYE tax codes as they happen, rather than waiting until the end of the tax year. This event will explain how this will affect employers and their staff.

Thursday 5 October - midday to 1pm   Register now

Demystifying Certificates of Residence for Limited Companies

This meeting will explain all you need to know about applying for a Certificate of Residence, without us needing to write back to you for more information. It will help your clients claim Double Taxation Relief at the earliest opportunity.

Thursday 12 October - midday to 1pm   Register now


If you have any questions for HMRC 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 ‘CITRIX’ platform. The organiser will run through how to ask questions on the day.

If you have missed any of the earlier Talking Points meetings, you can watch the recordings here.