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.
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
Due to overwhelming response we are running two more meetings on - 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.
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
CT 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
New deemed domicile provisions and the tax impact
A high level overview of deemed domicile provisions and the impact of the new reforms for Income Capital Gains Tax and IHT. Also high level overview of cleansing of mixed funds and Capital Gains Tax rebasing. Trust protections will not be covered, but will be included in the Talking Points meeting scheduled for 22nd March.
Tuesday 20 March midday to 1pm - Register now
Non-domiciles, offshore trusts – the new regime
A high level look at the changes to the anti-avoidance provisions for non-resident trusts and the impact on non-domiciled and deemed domiciled individuals.
Thursday 22 March 1pm to 2pm - Register now
Protecting Businesses from intellectual property (IP) Crime and Infringement
This presentation will cover how businesses can protect their IP (trade marks, copyright, etc.) and if necessary, enforce their rights using the dedicated IP Court, its low cost small claims track. It will also highlight various aspects of IP crime, to help businesses keep counterfeits out of their supply chain, avoid the risks posed by using unlicensed software and ensure they aren't inadvertently selling illicit streaming devices.
Friday 23 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."