HMRC Talking Points webinars for January and February 2018

HMRC runs a series of “Talking Points” online sessions on topical tax issues, aimed at tax agents. Each one lasts for about an hour. Webinars coming up in the next four weeks are:


The requirement to correct, and other offshore tax developments

Find out how HMRC is planning to reduce offshore non-compliance and get taxpayers to disclose more information.

Tu‌esd‌ay 23 Ja‌nu‌ar‌y – 13:00                  Register here


Capital allowances and vehicles

This meeting mainly covers the special rules for cars.

We‌dn‌esd‌ay 24 Ja‌nu‌ar‌y – 11:00            Register here

We‌dn‌esd‌ay 24 Ja‌nu‌ar‌y – 13:00            Register here


Negligible value claims and share loss relief

Looking at certain conditions that must be met for your clients to claim that an asset has become of negligible value. Also an overview of share loss relief.

Th‌ur‌sd‌ay 25 Ja‌nu‌ar‌y – 12 noon             Register here


Disguised remuneration: how to settle clients’ tax affairs

Following the publication of the settlement terms for disguised remuneration schemes, using case studies, this webinar talks through how to settle clients’ tax affairs and pay what is owed before the new loan charge applies. The short presentation will be followed by a Q&A with a team of experts involved in settling tax avoidance cases.

From the employer perspective:

Tu‌esd‌ay 30 Ja‌nu‌ar‌y – 12:00                  Register here

From the contractor perspective:

Tu‌esd‌ay 6 Fe‌br‌ua‌ry – 12:00                  Register here


Income from property – minimising the risk for individuals

This meeting will be dealing specifically with expenses and deductions, allowances and reliefs. Including repairs, the relief for the replacement of domestic items and the restrictions to income tax relief for finance costs.

We‌dn‌esd‌ay 31 Ja‌nu‌ar‌y – 11:00             Register here

We‌dn‌esd‌ay 31 Ja‌nu‌ar‌y – 14:00             Register here


Basis periods – commencement years, changes to accounting date and overlapping periods

This webinar will focus on basis periods and the different rules that apply to commencement years, changes of accounting date and overlapping periods. HMRC will also look at some pointers when dealing with a change from sole trader to partnership and vice versa.

Fr‌id‌ay 2 Fe‌br‌ua‌ry – 11:00                      Register here


Trade losses – looking at the different ways trade losses may be relieved

Fr‌id‌ay 2 Fe‌br‌ua‌ry – 13:00                      Register here


Construction Industry Scheme

This meeting will provide an overview of the HMRC online portal, including record keeping, verifications, reporting and repayments.

Th‌ur‌sd‌ay 8 Fe‌br‌ua‌ry – 12:00                 Register here


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 13 Fe‌br‌ua‌ry – 12:30                Register here

Tu‌esd‌ay 13 Fe‌br‌ua‌ry – 15:00                Register here

We‌dn‌esd‌ay 14 Fe‌br‌ua‌ry – 12:00           Register here