HMRC’s regular Talking Points webinars provide information, guidance and tips to help you understand tax issues. Forthcoming ones include:
Submission of SA returns affected by exclusions
Tuesday 27 November 11am to midday: This webinar will discuss 2017-18 SA return online submission issues and resulting exclusions. HMRC will explain the process for filing online and allowing paper tax return submissions after the 31 October deadline.
Statutory Reviews in HMRC – Your chance to get a second opinion on a decision issued by HMRC
Friday 30 November midday to 1pm: This webinar covers what a review is, what happens in the review process and what outcomes you can expect to get.
Making Tax Digital (MTD) for Business part 1 – an introduction to MTD for VAT
Tuesday 4 December 10am to 11am; Wednesday 5 December 2.30pm to 3.30pm: From April 2019, VAT registered entities with a taxable turnover above the VAT registration threshold must keep VAT records digitally and file their VAT returns using MTD compatible software. If you are new to MTD, this session is a great place to start. HMRC will recap the information covered in previous sessions on record keeping, using software, joining the pilot and getting a new agent services account.
Tuesday 4th December – Register here: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/8439991287387152130?source=VCG-35.
Wednesday 5th December – Register here: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/6165322731358271233?source=VCG-35.
If you have more complex questions about MTD for VAT or the agent services account you should sign up for the next session – Making Tax Digital for Business part 2 (see below).
Making Tax Digital (MTD) for Business part 2 – more information on MTD for VAT and the agent services account
Tuesday 4 December 1pm to 2pm and 3pm to 4pm; Wednesday 5 December 4pm to 5pm: This session is for anyone familiar with the basics of MTD for VAT and the agent services account. This session follows on from Making Tax Digital for Business part 1. It will go into more detail on record keeping, using software, joining the pilot and getting a new agent services account. If you are new to MTD, you may want to listen to part 1 first.
Tuesday 4th December 1 – 2pm – Register here: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/2210104528339482881?source=VCG-35.
Tuesday 4th December 3 – 4pm – Register here: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/4135923333645221121?source=VCG-35.
Wednesday 5th December – Register here: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/8899599242427675905?source=VCG-35.
How to show self-employed business expenses on your tax return
Thursday 6 December midday to 1pm: This digital 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.
Crypto-assets (also known as cryptocurrencies) and HMRC
Friday 7 December 11am to 12.15pm and 2pm to 3pm: Crypto-assets (of which bitcoin is the most well known) continue to evolve and capture the public attention. Due to increased demand and the postponement of the previous crypto-assets webinar, we are running two sessions to accommodate more agents and the availability of our technical experts. This webinar will cover:
- an overview of crypto-assets.
- points on the taxation of crypto-assets.
- the view of crypto-assets from a HMRC perspective and consideration of how the current tax rules apply.
Subject matter experts will be online to take questions.
Friday 7th December – 11am – 12:15pm – Register here: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/5423087511490110467?source=VCG-35.
Friday 7th December – 2pm – 3:15pm – Register here: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/4795601723076627715?source=VCG-35.
Income from property for individual landlords – changes introduced by Finance Act 2, 2017
Wednesday 12 December 11am to 12.15pm: 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.
Stamp Duty Land Tax – advice about recent budget changes
Wednesday 12 December 2pm to 3pm: This session will summarise and explain recent changes to Stamp Duty Land Tax as announced in the recent Budget.
Addressing non-compliance with the off-payroll working rules in the private sector – next steps
Thursday 13 December midday to 1pm: The government will introduce reform to increase compliance with the off-payroll working rules (commonly known as IR35) in the private sector. This webinar will:
- provide an overview of the off-payroll working rules and the background to this reform.
- an overview of the education and support that HMRC is developing to help customers and tax advisers implement these changes.
- outline the timeline towards April 2020.
An overview of the Agent Account Manager service
Tuesday 18 December, midday to 1pm: This Talking Points webinar will provide an overview of the Agent Account Manager service, including joining instructions, the service you can expect and feedback from existing users of the service.
Income from property for individual landlords – common themes in relation to deductions and reliefs
This webinar will be concentrating on 3 areas that generate regular contact with HMRC:
- restricting finance cost relief for individual landlords
- replacement of domestic items relief
- overview of what needs to be considered when deciding whether the cost of ‘repairs’ is allowable as a deduction.
Wednesday 19 December – 11am to 12.15pm – Register here: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/7866263920461704194?source=VCG-35.
Wednesday 19 December – 2pm to 3.15pm – Register here: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/4972498849736659458?source=VCG-35.
If you have any questions for HMRC’s subject experts send them to email@example.com prior to the meeting, including the title of the meeting in the ‘Subject’ line of your email.
These interactive meetings will be run on the ‘GoToWebinar’ platform. The organiser will run through how to ask questions on the day.