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.
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
Looking at the work of Counter-Avoidance’s Multiple Exit Team and using case studies, this meeting will show how the team helps agents settle their clients tax affairs in a quick and efficient manner.
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. There will be 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
Simple Assessment is here
As part of Making Tax easier, HMRC are introducing simple assessment from 11 September. It will bring an end to the annual tax return for those with straightforward tax affairs who need to pay Income Tax, that can’t be collected automatically from their income. It will explain the new system in more detail, helping you to understand the improvements this will bring to managing your clients tax affairs.
Thursday 5 October midday to 1pm - Register now
Income from Property, minimising the risk for individuals
Dealing specifically with expenses, deductions, allowances, reliefs and repairs. We will also look at the relief for the replacement of domestic items and the restrictions to income tax relief for finance costs.
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.
Thursday 12 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.
We also have a range of Agents Toolkits providing helpful information for you to download and use."