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 to help you to understand tax issues.
We have more Talking Points meetings coming up. There are a limited number of spaces, so save your place now.
How to settle your clients tax affairs: Following the publication of the settlement terms for disguised remuneration schemes, using case studies, this webinar talks through how to settle your clients tax affairs and pay what they owe before the new loan charge applies. The short presentation will be followed by a Q&A with a team of experts involved in settling tax avoidance cases.
If you are an agent for an employer
Tuesday 30 January midday to 1pm - Register now
if you are an agent who has clients in contractor loans schemes
Tuesday 6 February midday to 1pm - Register now
Income from Property - minimising the risk for individuals
This meeting will be dealing specifically with expenses and deductions, allowances and reliefs. Including repairs, the relief for the replacement of domestic items and the restrictions to income tax relief for finance costs.
Basis periods - looking at commencement years, changes to accounting date and overlapping periods
Focusing on basis periods, in particular, looking at the different rules that apply to commencement years, changing of accounting date and overlapping periods. We will also look at some pointers when dealing with a change from sole trader to partnership and vice versa.
Friday 2 February 11am to midday - Register now
Trade losses: Looking at the different ways trade losses may be relieved
Friday 2 February 1pm to 2pm - Register now
Construction Industry Scheme
This meeting will provide an overview of the HMRC online portal, including record keeping, verifications, reporting and repayments.
Thursday 8 February midday to 1pm - Register now
Making Tax Digital for Business (MTDfB)
This meeting is for Agents who are helping their clients prepare for MTDfB. From 1 April 2019 businesses with taxable turnover above the VAT registration threshold must keep and preserve digital records and provide VAT returns using compatible software. This session describes what you need to do to help your clients prepare for the change, and explains how to get involved in the pilot. It will cover, digital record keeping, subscribing to the new MTDfB service and submission of VAT returns.
Automatic enrolment – Getting it right
The last employers to stage will start their automatic enrolment duties start 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, we 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
Admitting Tax Fraud
Helping us tackle it
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 ‘GoToWebinar’ platform. The organiser will run through how to ask questions on the day."