Talking Points for the next four weeks

By Technical Team on 11 Feb 2019

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.

Stamp Duty Land Tax – Higher Rate for Additional Dwellings and Dwellings Purchased by Companies – Relationships and Status

Stamp Duty Land Tax analysis of how the higher rate rules apply when affected by personal relationships (both formal and informal) and other situations, for example, divorce, trustees, parents supporting their children and first time buyers. The webinar will help clarify liability and potential refund position on subsequent changes of relationship status.

We‌dn‌esd‌ay 1‌3 Fe‌br‌ua‌ry – m‌id‌da‌y to 1p‌m

Statutory Sick Pay

What needs to be considered when an employee is sick.

Thursday 14 February – 2pm to 3pm

Making Tax Digital (MTD) for Business – the latest information on MTD for VAT and the Agent Services Account

This webinar is for anyone already familiar with MTD for VAT and the Agent Services Account. It will cover the latest news on MTD requirements; getting a new Agent Services Account; preparing your clients and signing them up for MTD. We’ll include common questions and do some ‘myth busting’. This webinar will not go over the basics. So if you are new to MTD, you may want to listen to our earlier webinars, 'An introduction to MTD for VAT' and 'More information on MTD for VAT and the agent'.

Tu‌esd‌ay 1‌9 Fe‌br‌ua‌ry – 1‌0.3‌0a‌m to 1‌1.3‌0a‌m
Tu‌esd‌ay 1‌9 Fe‌br‌ua‌ry – 1p‌m to 2p‌m
We‌dn‌esd‌ay 2‌0 Fe‌br‌ua‌ry – 1‌0.3‌0a‌m to 1‌1.3‌0a‌m
We‌dn‌esd‌ay 2‌0 Fe‌br‌ua‌ry – 1p‌m to 2p‌m

Employers – what’s new for 2019-20?

This webinar will cover:

  • the updates to rates, thresholds and tax codes
  • expenses and benefits – fuel benefit charge for company cars, vans and fuel benefit
  • the new rates for Statutory Payments
  • National Living and National Minimum Wage rates
  • other changes that may affect your business
  • what you'll need to think about for A‌pr‌il 2‌02‌0.

Fr‌id‌ay 1 M‌ar‌c‌h – 1‌1am to m‌id‌da‌y

Corporation Tax carried-forward losses – changes made in 2017

We will cover the 2017 reform of Corporation Tax carried-forward losses, with a focus on the relaxation of relief. We will also talk about some administrative requirements companies may need to follow. The new rules can affect companies of any size. We’ll talk about how your company might benefit, what requirements you might need to fulfil and we’ll include some worked examples and a question and answer session at the end.

Thursday 7 March – midday to 1pm

An overview of the Disguised Remuneration Loan Charge reporting requirements

This webinar is designed for agents who have clients who don’t settle their disguised remuneration use and would like to know more about what will happen when the loan charge comes into effect.

Friday 8 March – 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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