HMRC is producing a number of webinars specifically for employers - and Talking Points webinars which are primarily aimed at agents - in February and March to help employers comply with their payroll obligations. A selection of these as provided by HMRC can be found below.
These interactive meetings run on the ‘GoToWebinar’ platform. If you have not joined a webinar (online presentation) before then a guide can be found here.
HMRC Webinars for Employers
Payrolling benefits in kind – an introduction - This is a basic introduction for employers who pay expenses or provide benefits to employees.
Employers – what’s new for 2018
This popular webinar gives an overview of the updates to rates, thresholds and tax codes as well as the key changes and new processes for 2018/2019.
The National Living Wage and The National Minimum Wage
This live webinar is the first in the ‘cutting your risk’ series, and covers the essentials you need to know about the National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage. It also covers the common errors made by employers, concentrating on working time and deductions.
Thursday 15 February – 11am to midday Book now
HMRC’s online course, ‘Paying your workers the minimum wage’, has further guidance available on the National Living Wage and National Minimum Wage.
Expenses and benefits – entertaining staff:
Find out about tax and National Insurance when providing food and drink at work and social functions for your employees.
Thursday 15 February – 3pm to 3.40pm Book now
Getting started as an employer:
This webinar covers registering as an employer, taking on your first employee, running payroll and paying HMRC.
Friday 16 February – 1pm to 2pm Book now
Employers – how to avoid in-year penalties:
Find out why penalties are charged, how to avoid in-year penalties for late and non-filing and what to do if you disagree.
The following recorded webinars are also available to watch at any time that suits you:
Other recorded webinars can be found here.
Talking Points - Webinars Primarily for Agents
Automatic Enrolment – Getting it right
The last employers to stage will have started their automatic enrolment duties on 1 Feb 2018. This meeting will tell you about common mistakes and how to avoid them - and the latest updates on compliance and our enforcement actions. In addition, HMRC will cover the details around the first increase in the legal minimum contribution rates on 6th April, as well as how to correctly process tax relief for employee pension contributions.
Tuesday 20 February 1pm to 2pm - Register now
Questions can be submitted to HMRC’s subject experts up to 24 hours prior to the meeting to team.agentengagement [at] hmrc.gsi.gov.uk, including the title of the meeting in the ‘Subject’ line of your email. HMRC ask that any questions that arise within 24 hours of the meeting are submitted during the live meeting.