Guidance

Help and support for tax agents and advisers

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

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

To attend an upcoming online meeting, register and sign in at least 5 minutes before it starts.

You can ask your host questions during a meeting using the on-screen text box.

Upcoming online meetings

Input Tax Recovery in relation to Option to Tax

This webinar will provide a general overview of how an Option to Tax can impact input tax recovery, dispelling some of the myths. We will cover belated notifications and your entitlement to claim input tax.

12 July 2018, 11am to midday

Income from property - what’s new

In this webinar we’ll be looking at some of the recent changes to the taxation of property income that now apply to individual landlords. This includes finances cost relief restriction and the 2017 to 2018 cash basis rules for calculating profits of a rental business.

18 July 2018, 11am to 12:15pm

Trade Losses

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

18 July 2018, 2pm to 3pm

Making Tax Digital for Business (MTD) and VAT

A session for Agents helping their clients prepare for MTD and the VAT changes ahead. From April 2019, VAT registered businesses with taxable turnover above the VAT registration threshold must keep digital records, and send VAT returns using MTD-compatible software. This session will cover the information published in the MTD VAT notice, including:

  • recording keeping requirements
  • making adjustments
  • what we mean by ‘digital links’
  • an explanation of the ‘soft landing’

If you are new to MTD for VAT you may want to review Help and support for Making Tax Digital before the session.

24 July 2018, 1:30pm to 2:30pm
24 July 2018, 4pm to 5pm
25 July 2018, 11am to 12pm

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 is about letting us help you to get it right and will provide tips on easy and successful payroll.

31 July 2018, 12pm to 1pm

Stamp Duty Land Tax - higher rate on the purchase of an additional dwelling

This session will include:

  • a high level overview of the Higher Rate Additional Dwelling legislation
  • guidance on how to apply the rules
  • frequently asked questions
  • where to find help that will assist you in paying the right amount of tax when completing the SDLT1 return

14 August 2018, 11am to 12:15pm

Update on the Requirement to Correct, and other offshore tax developments

Find out how HMRC is planning to reduce offshore non-compliance and get taxpayers to disclose more information.

15 August 2018, 12pm to 1pm

Statutory Sick Pay – what needs to be considered when an employee is sick

This webinar will include:

  • 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

23 Aug 2018, 11am to 12pm

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 period online meeting from 6 June 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 19 April 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 on this online meeting from 16 January 2018 to find out when compensation can be subject to Capital Gains Tax, and how the tax rules apply.

Companies House

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

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 the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) online meeting from 15 June 2018 to find out about common errors made by companies when submitting EIS applications and errors made by investors seeking to claim EIS 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 17 May 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 10 May 2018 which looks at certain conditions that must be met for your clients to claim an asset that has become of negligible value. Also 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 11 April 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 31 May 2017 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 Flat Rate Scheme online meeting from 1 March 2017 to find out:

  • what the scheme is
  • what has changed
  • how to use the Flat Rate Scheme online service to help you complete your VAT Return

Personal taxes

Change to Self Assessment tax returns: exclusions

Catch up with the Self Assessment tax return online meeting from 23 August 2017 to find out about:

  • what exclusions are
  • submitting Self Assessment tax returns affected by exclusion
  • paper return submissions

Class 2 National Insurance

Catch up with the Class 2 National Insurance reform online meeting from 15 June 2016 to find out:

  • how to pay Class 2 National Insurance
  • the effect of changes on the benefits application process

Watch YouTube videos about the impact of Class 2 National Insurance on Self Assessment tax returns.

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 transferrable 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.

National Living Wage and National Minimum Wage

Catch up with the National Living Wage and National Minimum Wage online meeting from 14 March 2016 to find out about the:

  • National Living Wage
  • impact of the National Living Wage on businesses
  • National Minimum Wage

Catch up with the National Minimum Wage online meeting from 21 September 2017 to find out common errors made by employers.

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 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

Statutory Maternity and Paternity Pay

Catch up with the Statutory Maternity and Paternity Pay online meeting from 4 May 2018 to find out what payments can be made and how to work them out.

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

Application Programming Interface (API)

Catch up with the 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 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 setup 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)

Catch up with the AAMs online meeting from 1 June 2016 to find out:

  • the benefits of the AAMs service
  • how to register
  • how to submit an issue
  • examples of common issues

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 online meeting from 23 January 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 the income from property online meeting from 8 December 2017 to find out about:

  • expenses
  • deductions
  • allowances
  • reliefs

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 online meeting from 5 April 2018 to find out about how an Option to Tax can impact input tax recovery.

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.

Published 30 November 2017
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