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 coming up on very popular subjects, so save your place 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 four 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
Automatic enrolment duties for new employers
If your client becomes an employer for the first time on or after 1 October 2017, they will immediately have legal duties for their new member of staff. In this meeting we will take you through the duties and the latest news from the Pensions Regulator with time to answer your automatic enrolment and re-enrolment questions.
Tuesday 26 September 1pm to 2pm - 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
VAT and Motoring Expenses
Providing details of the general rules that apply when reclaiming VAT on the purchase of cars and hiring and leasing vehicles. We will briefly cover commercial vehicles, other motoring expenses and record keeping. There will be the usual opportunity to ask questions.
Tuesday 3 October 11am to midday - Register now
Paying the right amount of tax through Pay as you earn (PAYE)
HMRC have improved the way we use real time information to make automatic adjustments to PAYE tax codes as they happen, rather than waiting until the end of the tax year. This event will explain how this will affect employers and their staff.
Thursday 5 October midday to 1pm - Register now
If you have any questions for our subject experts more than 24 hours prior to the meeting, please send them to team.agentengagement [at] hmrc.gsi.gov.uk, including the title of the meeting in the ‘Subject’ line of your email. Any questions that arise after this time should be submitted during the live meeting.
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."