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.
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, 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
This session will dispel some of the myths about how HMRC carries out fraud investigations. We will inform you about what we expect from you and your client during investigations, and educate you on helping your clients put their affairs in order if they have committed fraud.
VAT and Motoring Expenses
This meeting will provide a reminder of the general rules that apply when reclaiming VAT on the purchase of cars and when hiring and leasing vehicles. We will briefly cover commercial vehicles, other motoring expenses and record keeping. There will be the usual opportunity to ask HMRC subject matter experts your questions.
Tuesday 27 February midday to 1pm - Register now
Demystifying Certificates of Residence for Limited Companies
This meeting will explain all you need to know about applying for a Certificate of Residence, without us needing to write back to you for more information. It will help your clients claim Double Taxation Relief at the earliest opportunity.
Wednesday 28 February 1pm to 2pm - Register now
Agent Toolkits Consultation
Our toolkits Service Manager will be providing a live demonstration of the proposed new design for the agent toolkits and answering your questions to get your feedback on the look and functionality of the new design.
Thursday 1 March 11am to midday - Register now
Making Tax Digital for Business (MTDfB) - Due to overwhelming response we are running two more meetings
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.
What's New for Employers 2018
This meeting will give agents an overview of the employer payroll changes from 2018, including; the change to the Income Tax basic personal allowance and the rates of tax for the new tax year, the thresholds for Class 1 National Insurance, expenses and benefits for employees, fuel benefit charge for company cars, van and fuel benefit the new rates for Statutory Payments, National Living and National Minimum wage rates and other changes that may affect your clients’ business.
Understanding cyber hygiene and how it benefits your business
The changing cyber landscape means businesses need to stay one step ahead. Having good cyber hygiene will go a long way to help to protect your business and that of your clients’. In this webinar we will introduce what cyber hygiene is, how it can benefit you and how it helps towards protecting you against the latest emerging cyber threats.
Friday 9 March 1pm to 2pm - Register now
Corporation Tax Loss relief
This meeting will look at changes to loss relief for companies from 1 April 2017
Monday 12 March 11.30am to 12.30pm - Register now
Companies House – Restoring a limited company to the register and how to avoid common mistakes
In the last financial year 7,788 companies were restored to the register. This Talking Points event aims to help with getting restorations right first time.
Wednesday 14 March 11am to midday - 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 ‘GoToWebinar’ platform. The organiser will run through how to ask questions on the day."