Talking Points for the next 4 weeks

By Technical Team on 08 Apr 2019

HMRC have asked us to draw attention to their following notice about forthcoming Talking Points meetings.

Dear colleague,

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.

Income from property for individual landlords – changes introduced by Finance Act 2, 2017

A comprehensive look at two measures introduced by Finance Act 2, 2017:

  • the cash basis for property businesses. (From the 2017-18 tax year, the cash basis will be the default basis for most property businesses that are run by individuals)
  • the property allowance tax exemption of up to £1,000 a year for individuals with income from land or property.

Thursday 11 April – 1pm to 2pm

Making Tax Digital

This webinar will provide the latest information, including the new Agent Services Account and signing clients up to Making Tax Digital.

Friday 12 April – 10am to 11am
Friday 12 April – 1pm to 2pm
Tuesday 16 April – 9am to 10am
Tuesday 16 April – 1pm to 2pm 

Income from property for individual landlords – common themes in relation to deductions and reliefs

This webinar concentrates on three areas that generate regular contact with HMRC:

  • restricting finance cost relief for individual landlords
  • replacement of domestic items relief
  • what needs to be considered when deciding whether the cost of ‘repairs’ is allowable as a deduction.

Thursday 18 April – 1pm to 2pm

Statutory Maternity Pay

This webinar has been designed to provide guidance on what payments can be made and how to work them out. HMRC subject matter experts will be online during the webinar to take your questions.

Thursday 25 April – 1pm to 2pm

Payroll Annual Reporting & Tasks

This webinar is designed to help with the end-of-year processes regardless of the system used. The webinar covers end-of-year tasks, the P60 form, sending the last full payroll submission to HMRC and preparing for the new tax year. HMRC subject matter experts will be online during the webinar to take your questions.

Monday 29 April – midday to 1pm

An introduction to copyright

Every business owns or uses copyright. Find out how it impacts on you and your clients, in this, the third in a series of webinars by the Intellectual Property Office. We will talk about the important areas of copyright and this basic introduction will offer an insight into what it is, what it covers, how long it lasts and who actually owns it.

Wednesday 1 May – midday to 1pm

If you have any questions for our subject experts, please send them to team.agentengagement [at] hmrc.gsi.gov.uk prior to the webinars, including the title of the meeting in the ‘Subject’ line of your email.

These interactive webinars will be run on the ‘GoToWebinar’ platform. The organiser will run through how to ask questions on the day.

Feedback received from a recent Talking Points webinar indicates that many agents would recommend them to colleagues.

If you have missed any of our earlier Talking Points webinars, you can watch the recordings here.

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