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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.

To attend an upcoming online 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.

Upcoming online webinars

Making Tax Digital - your Agent Services Account

This webinar will give an interactive, step by step guide to setting up your Agent Services Account.

18 March 2019 10.30am to 11.30am
18 March 2019 1pm to 2pm
19 March 2019 10.30am to 11.30am
19 March 2019 1pm to 2pm

Cryptoassets (also known as cryptocurrencies) and HMRC

Cryptoassets continue to develop and remain in the public eye. Following the recent release of guidance, this webinar will look at cryptoassets from an HMRC point of view and how tax rules apply.

21 March 2019 midday to 1pm
21 March 2019 2pm to 3pm

Capital Allowances, Plant and Machinery

This webinar is to give agents the step by step approach to applying Capital Allowances legislation to claims for Plant & Machinery Allowances.

27 March 2019 11am to midday

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

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

The cash basis for property businesses: From the 2017 to 18 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

11 April 2019 11pm to 2pm

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

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

18 April 2019 1pm to 2pm

Business taxes

Basis periods

Catch up on the Basis Periods webinar from 24 January 2019 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
  • some pointers when dealing with a change from sole trader to partnership or the other way around

Capital allowances and vehicles

Catch up with the capital allowances and vehicles webinar from 9 January 2019 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 webinars to find out:

Companies House

Catch up with the Companies House webinars to find out:

Community Interest Companies and sustainability

Catch up with this Funding, Dividends and Tax Relief webinar from 30 October 2018 which covered what Community Interest Companies are, director’s responsibilities, funding, tax incentives and a brief section on dividend payments.

Community Interest Companies – the new online incorporation process

Catch up with this Community Interest Companies webinar from 6 March 2019 which gives an overview of the new online incorporation process.

Construction Industry Scheme

Catch up with this Construction Industry Scheme webinar to find out about, online filing (from 16 February 2018)

Corporation Tax

Catch up with the Corporation Tax Loss relief webinar 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 webinar 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 webinar from 17 April 2018 to find out about how to identify and resolve many of the common online filing errors.

Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS)

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

Catch up on An Intermediate Guide to the Enterprise Investment Scheme from 8 February 2019. This webinar will follow on from the introductory webinar on the EIS. It will take a more in depth look at the EIS, from both a company and individual perspective. It will also provide insight from the Venture Capital Relief Team on procedural aspects of the EIS

Expenses

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

Catch up with How to show self-employed business expenses on your tax return from 6 December 2018.

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.

Intellectual property and how to protect it

Catch up with the Intellectual Property Office webinars to find out:

Landfill Tax

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

Negligible value

Catch up on Negligible Value Claims and Share Loss Relief from 7 February 2019.

We will look at certain conditions that must be met for your clients to claim an asset has become of negligible value. We will also give an overview of share loss relief.

Trade losses

Catch up with the Trade Losses webinar from 24 January 2019. Looking 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.

UK generally accepted accounting practice (UK GAAP)

Catch up with the UK GAAP webinar 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 webinar 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 Thursday 17 January 2019.

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.

Residence

Catch up with the residence webinars to find out about:

Employing people

Automatic pension enrolment

Catch up with the automatic enrolment webinar to find out about common errors from 13 November 2018.

Benefits and expenses

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

Catch up with the National Minimum Wage webinar 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 webinar from 27 June 2018 to find out about how to complete P11Ds.

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.

Catch up with Addressing non-compliance with the off-payroll working rules in the private sector – next steps from 13 December 2018

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 will apply only 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.

Statutory Maternity and Paternity Pay

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

Statutory Sick Pay (SSP)

Catch up with this webinar covering Statutory Sick Pay – what needs to be considered when an employee is sick. This Agents webinar 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

Employers – what’s new for 2019 to 2020

Catch up with the Employers – what’s new for 2019 to 2020 webinar from 1 March 2019

This webinar covers:

  • the updates to rates, thresholds and tax codes
  • expenses and benefits - fuel benefit charge for company cars, vans and fuel benefit
  • the new rates for Statutory Payments
  • National Living and National Minimum Wage rates
  • other changes that may affect your business
  • what you’ll need to think about for April 2020

Online services

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.

Cyber security

Catch up with the cyber hygiene webinar 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 webinar 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 (MTD) for Business webinar from February 2019, which looks at the latest information on MTD for VAT and the agent services account. A webinar for anyone already familiar with MTD for VAT and the Agent Services Account. This webinar covers the latest news on MTD requirements, getting a new Agent Services Account, preparing your clients and signing them up for MTD. We also looked at some common questions and did some ‘myth busting’.

Catch up with the Making Tax Digital for Business webinar from 22 January 2019.

Catch up with Making Tax Digital for Business Part 1 - an introduction to Making Tax Digital for VAT from 4 December 2018.

Catch up with Making Tax Digital for Business Part 2 - more information on Making Tax Digital for VAT and the agent 4 December 2018.

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

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

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

Catch up with the Making Tax Digital for Business webinar from 22 May 2018.

Catch up with the Income Tax pilot webinar 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 webinar 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.

Dealing with HMRC

Agent Account Managers (AAMs)

Catch up with the AAM webinar from 18 December 2018 which provides an overview of the Agent Account Manager service, including joining instructions, the service you can expect and feedback from existing users of the service.

Agent services

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

Complaints

Catch up with the complaints handling in HMRC webinar 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 webinar from 21 April 2018 to find out about the role HMRC as a creditor in voluntary arrangements.

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 webinars to find out about:

Tax fraud

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

Property

Income Tax relief on property

Catch up with Income from property for individual landlords - common themes in relation to deductions and reliefs from 18 December 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 16 January 2019 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 Income from property for individual landlords - changes introduced by Finance Act 2, 2017 from 12 December 2018

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.

Catch up with the Inheritance Tax, enveloped UK residential property and related finance webinar 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 (SDLT)

Catch up on Stamp Duty Land Tax - Higher Rate for Additional Dwellings and Dwellings Purchased by Companies - Relationships and Status from 13 February 2019

Stamp Duty Land Tax analysis of how the Higher Rate rules apply when affected by personal relationships (both formal and informal) and other situations, for example, divorce, trustees, parents supporting their children and First Time Buyers. The webinar will help clarify liability and potential refund position on subsequent changes of relationship status.

Catch up with the SDLT webinar on the higher rate on the purchase of an additional dwelling from 14 August 2018.

Catch up with SDLT - Advice about recent Budget changes from 12 December 2018.

A webinar to summarise and explain recent changes to SDLT as announced in the recent Budget.

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 on the agent toolkits consultation webinar 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.

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