HMRC Talking Points meetings for Tax Agents

19 February 2018

HMRC has a great variety of ‘Talking Points’ subjects coming up over the next few weeks which provide ongoing information, guidance and tips to help agents to understand tax issues.

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


VAT and Motoring Expenses: This meeting will provide a reminder of the general rules that apply when reclaiming VAT on the purchase of cars and when hiring and leasing vehicles. We will briefly cover commercial vehicles, other motoring expenses and record keeping. There will be the usual opportunity to ask HMRC subject matter experts your questions.

Tu‌esd‌ay 27 Fe‌br‌ua‌ry - 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.

We‌dn‌esd‌ay 28 Fe‌br‌ua‌ry - 1p‌m to 2p‌m                 Register now


Agent Toolkits Consultation: Our toolkits Service Manager will be providing a live demonstration of the proposed new design for the agent toolkits and answering your questions to get your feedback on the look and functionality of the new design.

Thur‌sd‌ay 1 M‌ar‌c‌h - 11a‌m to midday                      Register now


Understanding cyber hygiene and how it benefits your business: The changing cyber landscape means businesses need to stay one step ahead. Having good cyber hygiene will go a long way to help to protect your business and that of your clients’. In this webinar we will introduce what cyber hygiene is, how it can benefit you and how it helps towards protecting you against the latest emerging cyber threats.

Fri‌d‌ay 9 M‌ar‌c‌h - 1p‌m to 2p‌m                                    Register now


If you have any questions for our subject experts more than 24 hours prior to the meeting, please send them to [email protected], 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.


Recorded Talking Points meetings

HMRC do keep recordings of Talking Points but only for a limited time; the following meetings are still available to view:

Disguised Remuneration: How to settle your clients tax affairs if you are an agent for an employer. Following the publication of the settlement terms for disguised remuneration schemes, using case studies, this digital meeting talked through how to settle your clients’ tax affairs and pay what they owe before the new loan charge applies. The presentation was followed by a Q&A with a team of experts involved in settling tax avoidance cases. Register and view

The requirement to correct and other offshore tax developments: Find out how HMRC are planning to reduce offshore non-compliance and get taxpayers to disclose more information. Register and view

Income from Property - minimising the risk for individuals: This meeting dealt specifically with expenses and deductions, allowances and reliefs. It included repairs, the relief for the replacement of domestic items and the restrictions to income tax relief for finance costs. Register and view

The information in these recordings was correct at the time they were originally broadcast.


Future Talking Points programmes and links to other published recordings can be found on GOV.UK.