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Help and support for tax agents and advisers

Get help with online webinars from HMRC if you're an agent.

Interactive online webinars, known as talking points, can last up to an hour.

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Upcoming online webinars

Income from property for individual landlords - changes introduced by Finance Act 2, 2017

A comprehensive look at 2 measures introduced by Finance Act 2, 2017:

  • the cash basis for property businesses, from the 2017 to 2018 tax year the cash basis will be the default basis for most property businesses that are run by individuals
  • the property allowance tax exemption of up to £1,000 a year for individuals with income from land or property

12 December 2018, 11am to 12:15pm

16 January 2019, 11am to 12:15pm

16 January 2019, 2pm to 3:15pm

Stamp Duty Land Tax - advice about Budget 2018 changes

A session to summarise and explain recent changes to Stamp Duty Land Tax announced in Budget 2018.

12 December 2018, 2pm to 3pm

Addressing non-compliance with the off-payroll working rules in the private sector - next steps

The government will introduce reform to increase compliance with the off-payroll working rules (commonly known as IR35) in the private sector.

The reform will apply from April 2020, and it will only apply to medium and large-sized businesses to minimise administrative burdens for the vast majority of engagers. The off-payroll working rules do not affect the self-employed.

In this webinar, we will:

  • provide an overview of the off-payroll working rules and the background to this reform
  • an overview of the education and support that HMRC is developing to help customers and tax advisors implement these changes
  • outline the timeline to April 2020

13 December 2018, midday to 1pm

An overview of the Agent Account Manager service

This webinar will provide an overview of the Agent Account Manager service including:

  • joining instructions
  • the service you can expect
  • feedback from existing users of the service

18 December 2018, midday to 1pm

Income from property for individual landlords - common themes in relation to deductions and reliefs

This webinar will focus on 3 areas that generate regular contact with HMRC:

  • restricting finance cost relief for individual landlords
  • replacement of domestic items relief
  • overview of what needs to be considered when deciding whether the cost of ‘repairs’ is allowable as a deduction

19 December 2018, 11am to 12:15pm

19 December 2018, 2pm to 3:15pm

23 January 2019, 11am to 12:15pm

23 January 2019, 2pm to 3:15pm

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

This webinar has been designed to provide guidance on what is and is not classed as an allowable business expense, and will include motoring and premises costs. HMRC subject matter experts will be online during the webinar to take your questions.

3 January 2019, 1pm to 2pm

8 January 2019, 2pm to 3pm

Capital allowances and vehicles

This webinar is aimed at your sole trader clients and provides an overview of the special rules for cars.

9 January 2019, 11am to midday

9 January 2019, 1pm to 2pm

Submission of Self Assessment tax returns affected by exclusions

This webinar will discuss 2017 to 2018 Self Assessment return online submission issues and resulting exclusions. We will explain the process for filing online and allowing paper returns submissions after the 31 October deadline.

17 January 2019, 11am to midday

Basis periods - looking at commencement years, changes to accounting date and overlapping periods

During the webinar we will focus on basis periods, a subject that’s prominent around the Self Assessment peak. We will look at the different rules that apply to commencement years and the effect on a basis period when there is a change of accounting date and overlapping periods. We will also look at how to deal with a change from sole trader to partnership, and a change from a partnership to a sole trader.

24 January 2019, 11am to midday

30 January 2019, 11am to midday

Trade Losses

This webinar will look at the different ways trade losses can be relieved by individuals. It will include examples of the different loss relief provisions, the time limits that apply to each claim and further points to consider.

24 January 2019, 1pm to 2pm

30 January 2019, 1pm to 2pm

Business taxes

Apprenticeship Levy

Catch up with the Apprenticeship Levy online meeting from 14 February 2017 to find out:

  • when you need to pay the levy
  • how much you need to pay
  • about apprenticeship funding in England

Basis periods

Catch up with the Basis Periods webinar from 11 October 2018 to find out:

  • the different rules that apply to commencement years
  • how the basis period is affected when there’s a change of accounting date

Capital allowances and vehicles

Catch up with the capital allowances and vehicles online meeting from 9 August 2018 to find out:

  • information for sole trader clients
  • about special rules for cars
  • what is defined as a car for capital allowance purposes

Capital Gains Tax

Catch up with the Capital Gains Tax online meeting to find out:

Companies House

Catch up with the Companies House online meetings to find out:

Community Interest Companies and sustainability

Catch up with this Funding, Dividends and Tax Relief webinar from 30 October which covered what Community Interest Companies are, director’s responsibilities, funding, tax incentives and a brief section on dividend payments.

Construction Industry Scheme

Catch up with these Construction Industry Scheme online meetings to find out about:

Corporation Tax

Catch up with the Corporation Tax Loss relief online meeting from 9 May 2018 to find out about the reform of Corporation Tax loss relief that applied from 1 April 2017.

Catch up with the creative tax relief online meeting from 24 April 2018 to find out about Corporation Tax reliefs available to production companies in the creative industry sector.

Catch up with the company tax returns online revisited online meeting from 17 April 2018 to find out about how to identify and resolve many of the common online filing errors.

Enterprise Investment Scheme

Catch up with this webinar from Monday 26 October 2018, which gave an overview of the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS). Its focus was on the new EIS application procedure, how investors claim EIS relief and common errors made when claiming relief.

Entrepreneurs’ Relief

Catch up with the Entrepreneurs’ Relief online meeting from 29 September 2016 about the changes to legislation that may affect eligibility when claiming Entrepreneurs’ Relief.

Expenses

Catch up with the business expenses for self-employed online meeting from 11 September 2018 about what is and is not classed as an allowable business expense, including motoring and premises costs.

Intellectual property and how to protect it

Catch up with the Intellectual Property Office online meetings to find out:

Landfill Tax

How we tax waste is changing. Catch up with the Landfill Tax online meeting to find out about the new legislation.

Negligible value

Catch up with the negligible value online meeting from 6 September 2018 which looks at certain conditions that must be met for your clients to claim an asset that has become of negligible value. We’ll also give an overview of share loss relief.

The Patent Box

Catch up with the Patent Box online meeting from 1 November 2017 about how to:

  • apply for the Patent Box
  • pay a lower rate of Corporation Tax on profits earned from patented inventions and innovations

Trade losses

Catch up with the trade losses meeting from 18 July 2018 to find out about the different ways trade losses may be relieved.

UK generally accepted accounting practice (UK GAAP)

Catch up with the UK GAAP online meeting from 1 November 2018 to find out:

  • why you need to keep financial statements
  • common issues with financial statements

VAT and motoring expenses

Catch up with the VAT and motoring expenses online meeting from 31 May 2018 to find out about:

  • claiming VAT on cars
  • hiring and leasing vehicles
  • commercial vehicles
  • the records you need to keep

VAT Flat Rate Scheme

Catch up with the VAT Flat Rate Scheme from 10 October 2018 to find out:

  • what the Flat Rate Scheme is
  • limited cost business and how to check if this applies
  • how to keep VAT records
  • how to fill in your VAT return

Personal taxes

Exclusions

Catch up with the webinar regarding the submission of Self Assessment returns affected by exclusions from Tuesday 27 November 2018.

The webinar covered the 2017 to 2018 Self Assessment tax return online submission issues and resulting exclusions, and the process for filing online and allowing paper returns submissions after the 31 October deadline.

Inheritance Tax

Catch up with the Inheritance Tax online meeting from 6 September 2017 to find out about:

  • changes to the residence nil rate band (RNRB) and the transferable nil rate band (TRNRB)
  • tools and guidance

Residence

Catch up with the residence online meetings to find out about:

Simple Assessment

Catch up with the Simple Assessment online meeting from 19 October 2017 to find out about the new system.

Employing people

Automatic pension enrolment

Catch up with the automatic enrolment online meetings to find out:

Benefits and expenses

Catch up with the Class 1A National Insurance online meeting from 28 June 2018 to find out about how to complete P11D(b) forms.

Catch up with the National Minimum Wage online meeting from 30 August 2018 to find out how to carry out the necessary checks to avoid mistakes.

Getting payroll right - your data matters

The data you submit is important as it can potentially impact your employees’ tax assessments and Universal Credit awards. This webinar on getting payroll right from 31 July 2018 is about how we can help you to get it right and will give tips on easy and successful payroll.

P11D Submission overview

Catch up with the P11D Submission Overview online meeting from 27 June 2018 to find out about how to complete P11Ds.

Pay As You Earn (PAYE)

Catch up with the Pay As You Earn (PAYE) online meeting from 19 July 2017 to find out:

  • how PAYE has changed
  • why PAYE has changed
  • who’s affected by these changes

Payroll

Catch up with the payroll online meeting from 26 May 2017 to find out:

  • how to run payroll
  • the benefits of payroll
  • about the statutory framework
  • how to deduct tax on benefits and taxable expenses through PAYE

Payrolling – tax employees benefits through payroll

Catch up with the payrolling webinar from 17 October 2018.

Payrolling is designed to make it easier for employees to see that they’re paying the right amount of tax, and easier for employers as they will not need to send in P11Ds for payrolled benefits. We showed how registering for payrolling works and what happens once somebody has registered. We also looked the advantages of payrolling benefits in kind provided to employees to both them and their employer.

Statutory Maternity and Paternity Pay

Catch up with the Statutory Maternity and Paternity Pay online meeting from 8 November 2018 to find out what payments can be made and how to work them out.

Statutory Sick Pay

This webinar on Statutory Sick Pay includes:

  • what needs to considered when an employee is sick
  • the qualifying conditions
  • what happens when an employee is not entitled to Statutory Sick Pay
  • how to pay Statutory Sick Pay

Tax codes

Catch up with the tax codes online meetings to find out:

What’s new for employers 2018

Catch up with the what’s new online meeting from 27 March 2018 for an overview of the employer payroll changes from 2018, including:

  • the change to the Income Tax basic personal allowance and the rates of tax for the new tax year
  • the thresholds for Class 1 National Insurance
  • expenses and benefits for employees, including fuel benefit charge for company cars, van and fuel benefit
  • the new rates for Statutory Payments
  • National Living and National Minimum wage rates
  • other changes that may affect your clients’ business

Online services

2-step verification

Catch up with the 2-step verification online meeting from 21 February 2017 to find out:

  • what business identity verification is
  • how to set up business identity verification
  • what 2-step verification is
  • how to set up 2-step verification

Agent help and support products consultation

Catch up with the agent help and support products consultation webinar from 27 September 2018 where we were looking for agent views and feedback regarding the:

  • agent blog
  • agent forum
  • agent podcasts
  • agent video recordings

We gave an overview of each service, and took agent feedback.

Application Programming Interface

Catch up with the Application Programming Interface (API) online meeting from 18 August 2017 to find out more about APIs and tax software for agents.

Cyber security

Catch up with the cyber hygiene online meeting from 9 March 2018 to find out:

  • what cyber hygiene is
  • how it can benefit you
  • how it helps towards protecting you against the latest emerging cyber threats

Catch up with the cyber security online meeting from 14 June 2018 to find out:

  • types of cyber crime
  • about the Cyber Aware campaign
  • how to recognise and avoid cyber crime
  • how to report cyber crime

Making Tax Digital for Business

Catch up with the Making Tax Digital for Business and VAT online meeting from 25 October 2018.

Catch up with the Making Tax Digital for Business and VAT online meeting from 20 September 2018.

Catch up with the Making Tax Digital for Business and VAT online meeting from 25 July 2018.

Catch up with the Making Tax Digital for Business general meeting online meeting from 22 May 2018.

Catch up with the Income Tax pilot online meeting from 26 April 2018 to find out about the Making Tax Digital for Business Income Tax pilot and how to set up your agent services account.

Catch up with the Making Tax Digital for Business online meeting from 6 March 2018 to find out what you need to do to help your clients prepare for the change and how to get involved in the pilot.

Trusts

Catch up with the trusts online meeting from 17 November 2017 about the new trust registration service.

Dealing with HMRC

Agent Account Managers (AAMs)

Agent forum and the role of the Issues Overview Group (IOG)

Catch up with the agent forum online meeting from 21 November 2017 to find out about the operation of the online agent forum and the role of the IOG, which is made up of representatives of the professional bodies.

Agent services

Catch up with the agent services online meeting from 30 November 2017 to find out about agent access to services and how to set up an agent services account.

Automatic Exchange of Information

Catch up with the Automatic Exchange of Information online meeting from 14 July 2016 to find out:

  • about reporting standards
  • types of reporting financial institutions

Complaints

Catch up with the complaints handling in HMRC online meeting from 28 March 2018 to find out about our approach to complaints handling and redress, and the steps we’re taking to improve the service we offer.

Debt management

Catch up with the insolvency online meeting from 21 April 2018 to find out about the role HMRC as a creditor in voluntary arrangements.

Payments

Catch up with the payment online meetings to find out about:

Requirement to correct and other offshore tax developments

Catch up with this webinar on the requirement to correct and offshore tax from 15 August 2018 to find out how HMRC is planning to reduce offshore non-compliance and get taxpayers to disclose more information.

Tax avoidance

Catch up with the tax avoidance online meetings to find out about:

Tax fraud

Catch up with the admitting tax fraud online meeting from 5 June 2018 to find out how agents can help HMRC tackle tax fraud.

Worldwide Disclosure Facility

Catch up with the Worldwide Disclosure Facility online meeting 31 August 2017 to find out how and when to use it.

Property

Annual Tax on Enveloped Dwellings (ATED)

Catch up with the ATED online meeting from 11 April 2017 to find out:

  • what the service is
  • the benefits of it
  • how to set up your agency for the service

Income Tax relief on property

Catch up with Income from property for individual landlords – common themes in relation to deductions and reliefs from 4 October 2018 concentrating on 3 areas that generate regular contact with HMRC:

  • restricting finance cost relief for individual landlords
  • replacement of domestic items Relief
  • overview of what needs to be considered when deciding whether the cost of ‘repairs’ is allowable as a deduction

Catch up with the income from property for individual landlords - changes introduced by Finance Act 2 2017 webinar from 26 September 2018 which was an in depth look at the 2 measures introduced by Finance Act 2 2017.

The cash basis for property businesses from the tax year 2017 to 2018, the cash basis will be the default basis for most property businesses that are run by individuals.

The property allowance tax exemption of up to £1,000 a year for individuals with income from land or property.

Catch up with income from property – what’s new from 18 July 2018 to find out about some of the recent changes to the taxation of property income that now apply to individual landlords, including:

  • the finance cost relief restriction
  • the 2017 to 2018 cash basis rules for calculating profits of a rental business

Catch up with the Inheritance Tax, enveloped UK residential property and related finance online meeting from 25 June 2018.

Option to tax

Catch up with the latest option to tax webinar from 21 August 2018 to find out how an option to tax can impact input tax recovery.

Stamp Duty Land Tax

Catch up with the Stamp Duty Land Tax webinar on the higher rate on the purchase of an additional dwelling from 14 August 2018.

Agent toolkits

Use agent toolkits to help you understand how to submit accurate returns to HMRC. They include checklists which you can use to avoid common errors.

Catch up with the agent toolkits online meeting from 15 November 2017 to find out how the toolkits work.

Catch up on the agent toolkits consultation online meeting to see the proposed new design from 1 March 2018.

Catch up with the agent toolkits and you webinar from 18 October 2018 where we gave a live demonstration of the agent toolkits and answered questions and to obtained feedback on the service.

Published 30 November 2017
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