Guidance

Help and support for tax agents and advisers

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

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

To attend a live webinar, register and sign in at least 5 minutes before it starts.

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

Live webinars

Making Tax Digital – latest update

Register for the next live webinar on Making Tax Digital for VAT. This will give the latest information on Making Tax Digital and will allow agents to ask questions about any aspect of it that they’re not sure about.

Off-payroll working rules from April 2020

Register for the next live webinar for off-payroll working rules from April 2020. This webinar gives an update about the reform of off-payroll working rules from April 2020, for engagements with:

  • the public sector
  • medium and large sized organisations

Trade losses

Register for the next live webinar on trade losses. This 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.

Basis periods

Register for a live webinar on basis periods. This will give information about:

  • the different rules that apply to commencement years
  • the effect on a basis period when there’s a change of accounting date
  • overlapping periods

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

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

Register for the next live webinar on disguised remuneration. This webinar will provide an overview on how the changes to the loan charge affect individuals, employers and employees.

Negligible value claims and share loss relief

Register for the next live webinar on negligible value claims and share loss relief. This webinar looks at certain conditions that must be met for your clients to claim an asset that has become a negligible value. It also gives an overview of share loss relief.

Statutory Sick Pay (SSP)

Register for the next live webinar on SSP. This webinar is for employers and includes:

  • what you need to think about when your employee is sick
  • the qualifying conditions
  • what happens when an employee is not entitled to SSP
  • how to pay SSP

Brexit

Watch videos about trading with the EU after Brexit.

Business taxes

Trade losses

Catch up with the trade losses webinar from 9 January 2020. This webinar looks 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
  • further points to consider

Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS)

Catch up with the SEIS webinar from 1 October 2019. This webinar looks at:

  • the SEIS application procedure for companies
  • key aspects of legislation to be aware of
  • how investors claim SEIS relief
  • common errors made by companies and investors

Self-employment

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

Catch up with the how to show self-employed business expenses on the tax return webinar from 10 December 2019. To help you enter accurate figures on the tax return, in the webinar we explain:

  • what business expenses are
  • most common allowable expenses

VAT

New VAT reverse charge for construction services

Catch up with the new VAT reverse charge for construction services webinar from 30 September 2019. If your clients provide building services, they could be affected by this reverse charge. This webinar will discuss how their cash flow may be impacted and what they need to do to prepare.

VAT Flat Rate Scheme

Catch up with the VAT Flat Rate Scheme webinar from 22 August 2019. This webinar covers:

  • what the Flat Rate Scheme is
  • limited costs to business and how to check if this applies to you
  • how to keep VAT records
  • how to fill in the VAT Return

Employing people

Off-payroll working rules from April 2020

Catch up with the off-payroll working rules from April 2020 webinar from 18 October 2019. This webinar gives an update about the reform of off-payroll working rules from April 2020, for engagements with:

  • the public sector
  • medium and large sized organisations

National Minimum Wage – how to carry out checks to make sure compliance with minimum wage legislation

Catch up with the National Minimum Wage webinar from 6 November 2019. Employers must pay the National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage at the right rate. This webinar will help stop errors that employers make which tip them into non-compliance.

Expenses and benefits – social functions and parties

Catch up with the expenses and benefits – social functions and parties webinar from 3 December 2019. This short webinar is for employers and covers the tax and National Insurance treatment of providing their employees with annual social functions such as a Christmas party or summer barbecue.

Expenses and benefits for employers – phones, internet and homeworking

Catch up with the expenses and benefits for employers – phones, internet and homeworking webinar from 5 December 2019. This webinar provides an overview of the tax and National Insurance treatment where an employer provides:

  • a mobile phone or reimburses the use of a personal mobile phone
  • broadband in an employees home, or pays towards it
  • homeworking expenses to its employees

SSP

Catch up with the SSP – what needs to be considered when an employee is sick webinar from 22 August 2019. This webinar includes:

  • what needs to be considered when an employee is sick
  • the qualifying conditions
  • what happens when an employee is not entitled to SSP
  • how to pay SSP

Online services

Making Tax Digital for Business

Making Tax Digital – latest update

Catch up with the Making Tax Digital – latest update webinar from 19 December 2019. This webinar will provide the latest information on Making Tax Digital for VAT.

Watch webinars, and catch up with the:

Property

Income from property for individual landlords – part 1

Catch up with the income from property for individual landlords – part 1 webinar from 11 December 2019. The webinar looks at restricting finance cost relief and the cash basis eligibility and computational rules.

Income from property for individual landlords – part 2

Catch up with the income from property for individual landlords – part 2 webinar from 18 December 2019. This webinar looks at some of the:

  • main expenses and deductions
  • allowances and reliefs

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.

Published 30 November 2017
Last updated 20 January 2020 + show all updates
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