HMRC Talking Points meetings for tax agents

29 January 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 you to understand tax issues.

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

Disguised remuneration: How to settle your clients tax affairs

Following the publication of the settlement terms for disguised remuneration schemes, using case studies, this webinar talks through how to settle your clients tax affairs and pay what they owe before the new loan charge applies. The short presentation will be followed by a Q&A with a team of experts involved in settling tax avoidance cases.  

If you are an agent for an employer

Tu‌esd‌ay 30 Ja‌nu‌ar‌y - midday to 1p‌m                     Register now

If you are an agent who has clients in contractor loans schemes

Tu‌esd‌ay 6 Fe‌br‌ua‌ry - midday to 1p‌m                     Register now

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.

We‌dn‌esd‌ay 31 Ja‌nu‌ar‌y - 11a‌m to 12.15pm             Register now

We‌dn‌esd‌ay 31 Ja‌nu‌ar‌y - 2p‌m to 3.15p‌m                 Register now

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 will also look at some pointers when dealing with a change from sole trader to partnership and vice versa.

Fr‌id‌ay 2 Fe‌br‌ua‌ry - 11a‌m to midday                          Register now

Trade losses

This meeting looks at the different ways trade losses may be relieved.

Fr‌id‌ay 2 Fe‌br‌ua‌ry - 1p‌m to 2p‌m                                Register now

Construction Industry Scheme

This meeting will provide an overview of the HMRC online portal, including record keeping, verifications, reporting and repayments.

Th‌ur‌sd‌ay 8 Fe‌br‌ua‌ry - midday to 1p‌m                    Register now

Making Tax Digital for Business (MTDfB)

This meeting is for agents who are helping their clients prepare for MTDfB. From 1 Ap‌r‌il 2019 businesses with taxable turnover above the VAT registration threshold must keep and preserve digital records and provide VAT returns using compatible software. This session describes what you need to do to help your clients prepare for the change, and explains how to get involved in the pilot. It will cover, digital record keeping, subscribing to the new MTDfB service and submission of VAT returns.

Tu‌esd‌ay 13 Fe‌br‌ua‌ry - 12.30p‌m to 1.30p‌m             Register now

Tu‌esd‌ay 13 Fe‌br‌ua‌ry - 3p‌m to 4p‌m                          Register now

We‌dn‌esd‌ay 14 Fe‌br‌ua‌ry - midday to 1.00p‌m          Register now

Automatic enrolment – Getting it right

The last employers to stage will start their automatic enrolment duties start on 1 Feb 2018. This meeting will tell you about common mistakes and how to avoid them - and the latest updates on compliance and our enforcement actions. In addition, we will cover the details around the first increase in the legal minimum contribution rates on 6th April, as well as how to correctly process tax relief for employee pension contributions.

Tu‌esd‌ay 20 Fe‌br‌ua‌ry - 1p‌m to 2p‌m                        Register now

Admitting Tax Fraud

All about helping HMRC tackle it.

We‌dn‌esd‌ay 21 Fe‌br‌ua‌ry - midday to 1.00p‌m        Register now

We‌dn‌esd‌ay 21 Fe‌br‌ua‌ry - 2p‌m to 3p‌m                   Register now

If you have any questions for HMRC 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.