HMRC's Talking Points webinars

14 January 2020

HMRC has advised that it will be hosting several useful webinars over the coming days and weeks but that there are limited places, so people are advised to sign up sooner rather than later.

The following webinars are being offered:

Off-payroll working from April 2020

There are numerous sessions of the off-payroll working rules webinar being held and you can enrol here. The webinar, which was removed during the period of purdah prior to the general election has been reintroduced and aims to provide an update on the reform to off-payroll working rules from April 2020 which will be extended to private sector organisations that aren’t classed as being ‘small’ from April 2020.

How to show self-employed business expenses on the tax return

On Tuesday 14 January between 1 pm and 2 pm, there will be a webinar that instructs how to show self-employed business expenses on tax returns. The deadline for filing Self-Assessment tax returns is 31 January so it is key for affected individuals to get this right. The webinar will cover what business expenses are and will give an overview of the most frequently used expense types and how to enter figures onto your tax return.

Income from property for individual landlords – part 1

On Thursday 16 January between 11am and midday, there will be a webinar which examines restricting finance cost relief and the cash basis eligibility and occupational rules.

Capital Allowance and vehicles

There are two instances of this webinar being held. You can enrol here. It is aimed at sole trader clients and gives an overview of the unique rules surrounding cars.

Income from property for individual landlords – part 2

This webinar looks at the main expenses and deductions, allowances and reliefs and will take place on Thursday 23 January between 11 am and midday.

Disguised Remuneration – changes to the loan charge following the independent review

On Tuesday 28 January, there will be a webinar relating to changes made to the loan charge and how they may affect different people. This will take place from three until four pm and will give the opportunity to find out more about the disguised remuneration loan charges and the changes as a result of the government’ s response to the independent review.

Trade losses

This session will look at how trade losses can be relieved by individuals and will look at different examples of the various loss relief provisions, the applicable time limits and further areas to consider. This will take place on Wednesday 29 January between 11am and midday.

Basis periods

This webinar consists of tips relating to dealing with how to change from sole trade to partnership and vice versa. There will also be a discussion of different rules that apply to commencement years and the effect on a basis period where there is a change of accounting date and overlapping periods. The webinar is being held on Thursday 30 January from 11 to midday.

Negligible value claims and share loss relief

At the start of February, there will be a webinar that provides an overview of share loss relief and explores what conditions must be in place for clients to claim assets that have become of negligible value. Enrol to participate in the webinar taking place on Thursday 6 February between midday and one o’clock.