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.
What is the Worldwide Disclosure Facility (WDF)?
Customers have until September 2018 to use HMRC’s WDF to bring their offshore tax affairs up to date. This meeting will cover where to find guidance and support to help you make and complete a correct disclosure.
Thursday 31 August midday to 1pm - Register now
Option to Tax - The once and done approach
A general overview of option to tax, explaining who can notify, how and when you can do it.
Friday 1 September midday to 1pm - Register now
Tax Codes and how they have changed
This meeting will explain how we have changed the way we use information to calculate tax codes. It will include how estimated pay, third party information and RTI data, is influencing codes. We will also cover coding rules and the new In Year Adjustment.
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 & HM 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
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.
We also have a range of Agents Toolkits providing helpful information for you to download and use."