HMRC Talking Points for agents – March 2018

The schedule of HMRC Talking Points for agents for March 2018 is as follows:


Agent toolkits consultation: Our toolkits Service Manager will be providing a live demonstration of the proposed new design for the agent toolkits and answering your questions to get your feedback on the look and functionality of the new design. 

Thur‌sd‌ay 1 M‌ar‌c‌h – 11:00 to 12:00                  Register now


Making Tax Digital for Business (MTDfB): This meeting is for Agents who are helping their clients prepare for MTDfB. From 1 April 2019 businesses with taxable turnover above the VAT registration threshold must keep and preserve digital records and provide VAT returns using compatible software. This session describes what you need to do to help your clients prepare for the change and explains how to get involved in the pilot. It will cover digital record keeping, subscribing to the new MTDfB service and submission of VAT returns. 

Tu‌esd‌ay 6 M‌ar‌c‌h – 12:30 to 13:30                   Register now

Tu‌esd‌ay 6 M‌ar‌c‌h – 14:30 to 15:30                   Register now


What's new for employers 2018: This meeting will give agents an overview of the employer payroll changes from 2018, including; the change to the Income Tax basic personal allowance and the rates of tax for the new tax year, the thresholds for Class 1 National Insurance, expenses and benefits for employees, fuel benefit charge for company cars, van and fuel benefit the new rates for Statutory Payments, National Living and National Minimum wage rates and other changes that may affect your clients’ business. 

We‌dn‌esd‌ay 7 M‌ar‌c‌h – 09:30 to 10:30            Register now

We‌dn‌esd‌ay 7 M‌ar‌c‌h – 11:30 to 12:30              Register now


Understanding cyber hygiene and how it benefits your business: The changing cyber landscape means businesses need to stay one step ahead. Having good cyber hygiene will go a long way to help to protect your business and that of your clients’. In this webinar we will introduce what cyber hygiene is, how it can benefit you and how it helps towards protecting you against the latest emerging cyber threats. 

Fri‌d‌ay 9 M‌ar‌c‌h – 13:00 to 14:00                      Register now


CT loss relief: This meeting will look at changes to loss relief for companies from 1 April 2017 

Mon‌d‌ay 12 M‌ar‌c‌h – 11:30 to 12:30                 Register now


Companies House – restoring a limited company to the register and how to avoid common mistakes: In the last financial year 7,788 companies were restored to the register. This Talking Points event aims to help with getting restorations right first time. 

We‌dn‌esd‌ay 14 M‌ar‌c‌h – 11:00 to 12:00            Register now


New deemed domicile provisions and the tax impact: A high level overview of deemed domicile provisions and the impact of the new reforms for Income Capital Gains Tax and IHT. Also high level overview of cleansing of mixed funds and Capital Gains Tax rebasing. Trust protections will not be covered, but will be included in the Talking Points meeting scheduled for 22 March. 

Tu‌esd‌ay 20 M‌ar‌c‌h – 12:00 to 13:00                 Register now


Non-domiciles, offshore trusts – the new regime: A high level look at the changes to the anti-avoidance provisions for non-resident trusts and the impact on non-domiciled and deemed domiciled individuals.  

Thur‌sd‌ay 22 M‌ar‌c‌h – 13:00 to 14:00                Register now


Protecting businesses from intellectual property (IP) crime and infringement: This presentation will cover how businesses can protect their IP (trademarks, copyright, etc.) and if necessary, enforce their rights using the dedicated IP Court, its low cost small claims track. It will also highlight various aspects of IP crime, to help businesses keep counterfeits out of their supply chain, avoid the risks posed by using unlicensed software and ensure they aren't inadvertently selling illicit streaming devices. 

Fri‌d‌ay 23 M‌ar‌c‌h – 11:00 to 12:00                    Register now