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 have 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.

Disguised remuneration loan charge update

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

Business taxes

Negligible value claims and share loss relief

Catch up with the negligible value claims and share loss relief webinar from Thursday 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 the basis periods webinar from Thursday 30 January 2020. 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 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 the Capital Allowances and Vehicles webinar from Friday 17 January 2020. This will give an overview of the special rules for cars.

Trade losses

Catch up with the trade losses webinar from Thursday 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

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 Tuesday 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 the Statutory Sick Pay webinar from Thursday 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 2020

Catch up with the off-payroll working rules from April 2020 webinar from Monday 13 January 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

Online services

Making Tax Digital for Business

Making Tax Digital – latest update

Catch up with the Making Tax Digital – latest update webinar from Tuesday 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 webinar from Monday 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 looked 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 the income from property for individual landlords – part 1 webinar from Thursday 16 January 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 the income from property for individual landlords – part 2 webinar from Thursday 23 January 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 the disguised remuneration - changes to the loan charge following the independent review webinar from Tuesday 28 January 2020. This webinar provides an overview on how the changes to the loan charge affect individuals, employers and employees.

VAT

VAT reverse charge on construction services

Catch up with the VAT reverse charge on construction services webinar from Thursday 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
Last updated 3 September 2020 + show all updates
  1. A webinar has been added for disguised remuneration loan charge.

  2. HMRC's digital assistant link has been added to the live webinars section.

  3. The planned live webinar programme for tax agents and advisers has been temporarily suspended due to coronavirus (COVID-19).

  4. Webinars about 'Disposal of UK properties - important changes to reporting and paying Capital Gains Tax' and 'VAT reverse charge on construction services' have been added.

  5. The webinar for 'Making Tax Digital - latest update' has been updated.

  6. The webinar about Statutory Sick Pay from Thursday 13 February 2020 has been added.

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  8. The latest webinars for Capital Allowances for the self-employed, Statutory Maternity and Paternity Pay, Negligible value claims and share loss relief, Income from property for individual landlords – part 2 and Disguised Remuneration - changes to the loan charge following the independent review have been added.

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