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

HMRC is delivering a programme of webinars to provide information about the support available to help customers and agents during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

We’ve therefore temporarily reduced the planned live webinar programme. 

Find out more about help and support if your business is affected by coronavirus.

You can also use HMRC’s digital assistant to find more information about the coronavirus support schemes.

Penalties for enablers of defeated tax avoidance

Register for the next live webinar about penalties for enablers of defeated tax avoidance.

This webinar gives an overview of the penalties for enablers of defeated tax avoidance legislation. It is specifically designed to help tax agents understand how this legislation impacts them and under what circumstances they could be liable for a penalty.

Disguised remuneration loan charge update

This webinar provides an update on the loan charge and an overview of the recently published guidance.

Profit diversion compliance facility

Catch up with the profit diversion compliance facility from 6 October 2020 .

This webinar provides an update on HMRC’s profit diversion facility including:

  • the approach to tackling transfer pricing and diverted profits tax risks
  • key aspects of the profit diversion compliance facility process
  • benefits of the facility
  • an overview of how the facility has been operating so far

How you can help savers avoid scams

Catch up with how you can help savers avoid scams from 12 October 2020.

This webinar is for employers and agents providing information on pension scams including:

  • how the scams work
  • who is at risk
  • an overview of the warning signs

Business taxes

Negligible value claims and share loss relief

Catch up with negligible value claims and share loss relief from 6 February 2020.

This webinar looks at certain conditions that must be met for your clients to claim an asset has become of negligible value. It also gives an overview of share loss relief.

Basis periods

Catch up with basis periods from 30 January 2020.

This webinar gives 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 looked at some pointers when dealing with a change from sole trader to partnership, and from partnership to sole trader.

Capital Allowances and vehicles

Catch up with Capital Allowances and vehicles from 24 November 2020.

This basic webinar is part of our annual Self Assessment programme covering the rules for cars, qualifying expenditure, pools and rates and vehicle hire purchase.

Trade losses

Catch up with trade losses from 4 November 2020.

This basic webinar is part of our annual Self Assessment programme. It explains how trade losses can be relieved, provides examples of the different loss relief provisions, time limits applicable to each claim and further points to consider.

Self-employment

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

Catch up with how to show self-employed business expenses on the tax return from 14 January 2020.

To help you enter accurate figures on the tax return, in the webinar we explain:

  • what business expenses are
  • most common allowable expenses

Employing people

Statutory Sick Pay

Catch up with Statutory Sick Pay from 13 February 2020.

This webinar is for employers and includes:

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

Off-payroll working rules from April 2021

Register for the next live webinar about off-payroll working rules from April 2021.

This webinar gives an update on changes to the off-payroll working rules (IR35) from April 2021 for:

  • the public sector
  • medium and large sized organisations

Catch up with off-payroll working rules from April 2021.

Off-payroll working rules from April 2021: contractors

Register for the next live webinar about off-payroll working rules from April 2021: contractors.

Catch up with off-payroll working rules from April 2021: contractors from 9 November 2020.

This webinar gives an overview of the changes to the off-payroll working rules which come into effect on 6 April 2021. It is specifically designed to help contractors understand what these changes will mean for them.

Off-payroll working rules 2021 – international matters

Register for the next live webinar about off-payroll working rules 2021 – international matters.

This webinar explains how the off-payroll working rules interact with international and overseas issues.

Catch up with off-payroll working rules from April 2021: international matters from 21 December 2020.

Off-payroll working rules from April 2021: Status Determinations and Disagreements

Register for the next live webinar about off-payroll working rules from April 2021: Status Determinations and Disagreements.

This webinar explains what Status Determination Statements (SDS) are, within the off-payroll working rules, and how to deal with disagreements following the status determination.

Catch up with off-payroll working rules from April 2021: Status Determinations and Disagreements from 29 January 2021.

Off-payroll working rules from April 2021 - engagement

Register for the next live webinar about off-payroll working rules from April 2021 - engagement.

This webinar looks at different types of engagements and explains when the off-payroll working rules apply and whose responsibility it is to consider them.

Catch up with off-payroll working rules from April 2021 – engagement from 9 February 2021.

Off-payroll working rules from April 2021: fee-payer responsibilities

Register for the next live webinar about off-payroll working rules from April 2021: fee-payer responsibilities.

This webinar looks at fee-payers responsibilities under the off-payroll working rules including:

  • who feepayers are and their responsibilities
  • qualifying persons
  • deemed employers and
  • how to work out the Deemed Direct Payment

Catch up with off-payroll working rules from April 2021: fee-payer responsibilities from 24 February 2021.

How you can help savers avoid scams

Catch up with how you can help savers avoid scams from 12 October 2020.

This webinar, for employers and tax agents, provides information on pension scams, how they work, who is at risk and what the warning signs are.

Online services

Making Tax Digital – latest update

Catch up with the latest update on Making Tax Digital from 11 February 2020.

This webinar will give the latest information on Making Tax Digital for VAT.

Watch webinars, and catch up with the:

Property

Disposal of UK properties - important changes to reporting and paying Capital Gains Tax

Catch up with the disposal of UK properties - important changes to reporting and paying Capital Gains Tax from 24 February 2020.

This webinar explains how individuals or their representatives, who dispose of UK property that is not their main place of residence, need to report and pay Capital Gains Tax liability from April 2020. We also look at the new digital service which must be used to send the report and payment within 30 days of a disposal.

Income from property for individual landlords – part 1

Catch up with income from property for individual landlords – part 1 from 18 November 2020.

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 income from property for individual landlords – part 2 from 23 November 2020.

This webinar looks at some of the main expenses and deductions, allowances and reliefs.

Dealing with HMRC

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

Catch up with disguised remuneration - changes to the loan charge following the independent review from 28 January 2020.

This webinar provides an overview on how the changes to the loan charge affect individuals, employers and employees.

VAT

How to apply the VAT reverse charge for construction services

Register for the next live webinar about how to apply the VAT reverse charge for construction services.

If you are in the Construction Industry Scheme you will find out:

  • if the changes affect you
  • how they may impact your cashflow
  • how to prepare for the change

Catch up with how to apply the VAT reverse charge for construction services from 20 February 2020.

If you have clients who provide building services, they could be affected by this reverse charge. This webinar discusses how their cash flow may be impacted and what they need to do to prepare.

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
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  2. A link to the off-payroll working rules from April 2021: engagement webinar recording, and a link to register for the next live webinar about off-payroll working rules from April 2021: fee-payer responsibilities have been added.

  3. The 'Off-payroll working rules from April 2021 - Engagement' webinar has been added.

  4. Link to the off-payroll working rules from April 2021: Status Determinations and Disagreements from 29 January 2021 webinar recording has been added.

  5. Webinar link added for off-payroll working rules from April 2021: Status Determinations and Disagreements.

  6. New links to recorded webinars for off-payroll working rules from April 2021 has been added for contractors and international matters.

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  8. New webinar added: How you can help savers avoid scams.

  9. The Webinars for Capital Allowances and Vehicles, Income from property for individual landlords – part 1 and part 2 have been updated.

  10. Links to recorded webinars about off-payroll working rules from April 2021 and Trade losses have been added.

  11. Link to register for the next live webinar about Capital Allowances and Vehicles, Trade Losses, Off-payroll working rules from April 2021: Contractors and Income from property for individual landlords – part 1 and 2 have been added.

  12. Link to watch a recorded webinar about off-payroll working rules from April 2021 has been added.

  13. Link to watch a recorded webinar about how you can help savers avoid scams has been added.

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