HMRC have asked us to draw attention to their following notice about forthcoming Talking Points meetings.
"HMRC's regular Talking Points provide ongoing information, guidance and tips to help you to understand tax issues.
We have more Talking Points webinars coming up. There are a limited number of spaces, so save your place now.
Admitting tax fraud - Helping us tackle it
This webinar 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 look at how you can help your clients put their affairs in order if they have committed fraud.
Tuesday 15 May midday to 1pm - Register now
Business expenses for the self-employed
This webinar has been designed to provide guidance on what is and isn’t classed as an allowable business expense and will include motoring and premises costs. HMRC subject matter experts will be online during the meeting to take your questions.
Thursday 17 May 3pm to 4pm - Register now
Making Tax Digital - a general update for agents preparing their clients
This webinar will include, how to sign up for the Agent Services and Income Tax Pilot, getting ready for the VAT Pilot later this year and more information about the questions we’ve been asked in previous sessions.
Monday 21 May 1.30pm to 2.30pm - Register now
Monday 21 May 4pm to 5pm - Register now
Tuesday 22 May 11am to midday - Register now
Tuesday 22 May 1.30pm to 2.30pm - Register now
Class 1A NICs - Getting it right first time
This webinar will look at P11D(b)s, the common mistakes and what you can do to help HMRC process them in a timely manner to help you avoid receiving a penalty.
Friday 25 May midday to 1pm - Register now
VAT and motoring expenses
This webinar 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.
Thursday 31 May 10.30am to 11.30am - Register now
Basis periods - looking at commencement years, changes to accounting date and overlapping periods
During the webinar we will focus on basis periods, a subject that’s prominent around the self-assessment peaks. In particular we 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. We also look at some pointers when dealing with a change from sole trader to partnership and vice versa.
Wednesday 6 June 11am to midday - Register now
If you have any questions for our subject experts more than 24 hours prior to the webinar, please send them to team.agentengagement [at] hmrc.gsi.gov.uk, including the title of the webinar in the ‘Subject’ line of your email. Any questions that arise after this time should be submitted during the live webinar.
These interactive webinars run on the ‘GoToWebinar’ platform. The organiser will run through how to ask questions on the day."