HMRC have asked us to draw attention to their following notice about forthcoming Talking Points meetings.
"HMRC's regular Talking Points meetings provide ongoing information, guidance and tips, helping you to understand tax issues.
We have more Talking Points meetings on popular subjects coming up. There are a limited number of spaces, so save your place now.
Changes to Inheritance Tax
Providing an overview of recent changes to Inheritance Tax, including Residence Nil Rate Band and Transferrable Nil Rate Band.
Wednesday 6 September 11am to midday - Register now
The new Trusts Registration Service
This will explain how to register a new trust and how to update the registered information for existing trusts.
Friday 8 September 12.30pm to 1.30pm - Register now
HMRC also has a Trusts & Estates toolkit to assist you with completing Trust and Estate tax returns. Different rules apply to the different types of trust, which can make a significant difference to the tax charge.
Cyber Security & Her Majesty’s Government’s Cyber Aware Campaign – ‘Keeping Secure Online’
Covering some of the basic and simple things you can do to keep yourself, your business and clients secure online, both at work and at home. It will introduce the Cyber Aware campaign, an overview of the threat and the UK Government and law enforcement’s wider work in this space.
Monday 11 September midday to 1pm - Register now
Making Tax Digital for business (MTDfb) – the basics
Providing an overview of the basics of MTDfb it will include the latest information about the new phased approach - giving businesses and agents plenty of time to adapt to the changes. This is a very popular subject so we are running meetings over two days.
Thursday 14 September 1pm to 2pm - Register now
Thursday 14 September 2.30pm to 3.30pm - Register now
Friday 15 September 10.30am to 11.30am - Register now
Friday 15 September midday to 1pm - Register now
National Minimum Wage (NMW) - common errors made by employers
Employers must pay the NMW and National Living Wage at the right rate. There are a number of errors that employers make which tip them into non-compliance. Find out more for your clients.
Thursday 21 September 11am to midday - Register now
The tax avoidance cycle and how to get out of it
Covering the tax avoidance cycle and how to get out of it in a quick and efficient way using Counter-Avoidance’s Multiple-Exit Team. There will be a Q&A with a team of experts involved in the settlement of complex avoidance cases.
Friday 22 September midday to 1pm - Register now
Basis Periods - looking at commencement years, changes to accounting date and overlapping periods
Focusing on basis periods, a subject that’s prominent around the self-assessment peaks. We will look at the different rules that apply to commencement years, the effect on a basis period when there is a change of accounting date and overlapping periods.
Wednesday 27 September 11am to midday - Register now
Please send any questions for our subject experts to team.agentengagement [at] hmrc.gsi.gov.uk before the meeting, with the title of the meeting in the ‘subject’ line of your email.
These interactive meetings run on the ‘CITRIX’ platform. The organiser will run through how to ask questions on the day.
If you have missed any of our earlier Talking Points meetings, you can watch the recordings here."