A revised version of Professional Conduct in Relation to Taxation comes into effect on 1 March 2017. All members were notified of these changes on 1 November 2016, and are particularly important as these new guidelines state that members “must not create, encourage or promote tax planning arrangements or structures that (i) set out to achieve results that are contrary to the clear intention of Parliament in enacting relevant legislation, and/or (ii) are highly artificial or highly contrived and seek to exploit shortcomings within the relevant legislation.”

HMRC have published their latest Agent Update. A PDF copy is also attached below.

To help make things easier for you and your clients, HMRC’s Talking Points meetings will provide up-to-date information, guidance and tips.

Save your place now – you’ll have the chance to ask questions during the meeting and you won’t need a webcam or microphone.

The President of the Scottish Tax Tribunals has issued the attached information note about forthcoming changes to the Scottish Tax Tribunals.

HMRC provide details of their upcoming webinar.

HMRC has recently published an Agent Update Self Assessment Special, which can be found here

HMRC have published a special Self Assesment Agent Update. A PDF copy is also attached below.

The above webinar took place on 1 December 2016.  Here you will find a copy of the webinar slides available to download, together with a link to the recording of the webinar.  A summary of the questions and answers are also attached below. These are being regularly updated as we receive further questions from members.

In February 2016 the CIOT and ATT hosted an HMRC ATED “Show and Tell” session at which HMRC’s Digital Team and the policy lead for ATED presented the developing ATED Digital Service. We are holding another similar event so that HMRC can explain how they have responded to the concerns raised at the earlier event. 

On Wednesday last week HMRC held two Talking Points sessions entitled Agent Services.