HMRC Talking Points sessions – April and May 2018

HMRC’s regular Talking Points meetings provide ongoing information, guidance and tips, helping you to understand tax issues.

Please find further details of future scheduled online meetings below:

The role of HMRC as a creditor in voluntary arrangements: This webinar will provide a brief introduction to voluntary arrangements, both corporate and individual and HMRC’s policy as a creditor, to either support or reject proposals received. It will also cover debts that may be claimed, post insolvency returns, interest and Crown set off.

Thur‌sd‌ay 12 A‌pril – midday to 1p‌mRegister now

Company tax returns online, revisited: Get it right first time, avoiding common errors and answering some queries.

Tu‌esd‌ay 17 A‌pril – midday to 1p‌mRegister now

Talking Points Agent webinars consultation: Register for this webinar to find out more about Talking Points Agent webinars and provide feedback. HMRC will explain who organises the webinars, where they get the topics from and discuss how to get the most of them. HMRC are always looking to improve and will ask for your feedback and suggestions on format, promotional material and topics.

We‌dn‌esd‌ay 18 A‌pril – midday to 1p‌mRegister now

Capital allowances and vehicles: This webinar mainly covers the special rules for cars.

Thur‌sd‌ay 19 A‌pril – 11a‌m to middayRegister now

A guide to tax reliefs for the creative industry sector: An overview of the Corporation Tax reliefs available to production companies in the creative industry sector. Concentrating on eligibility, the calculation of the relief itself and importantly, how to claim and what information to supply to ensure a complete claim that HMRC can review promptly.

Tu‌esd‌ay 24 A‌pril – midday to 1p‌mRegister now

Making Tax Digital (MTD) – Signing up to the Income Tax Pilot: This webinar explains how to sign up for your Agent Services Account, sign up your client for the pilot and submit quarterly updates for income tax using MTD Software.

Thur‌sd‌ay 26 A‌pril – midday to 1p‌mRegister now

Thur‌sd‌ay 26 A‌pril – 2.30p‌m to 3.30p‌m: Register now

Fr‌id‌ay 27 A‌pril – 10a‌m to 11a‌m: Register now

Fr‌id‌ay 27 A‌pril – 12.30p‌m to 1.30p‌m: Register now

Disguised Remuneration: Addressing common issues: This webinar will address some of the common issues that have been raised relating to Disguised Remuneration and the loan charge, including settlement with HMRC.

Tu‌esd‌ay 1 M‌a‌y –  midday to 1p‌m: Register now

Statutory Maternity and Paternity 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 meeting to take your questions.

Fr‌id‌ay 4 M‌a‌y –  midday to 1p‌m: Register now

Corporation Tax loss reform: HMRC will be covering the reform of Corporation Tax loss relief that applied from 1 April 2017. The focus is on the relaxation of relief for carried-forward losses, which can affect companies of any size. HMRC will talk about what companies can and can’t do with carried-forward losses under the new rules, with some worked examples and a question and answer session at the end.

We‌dn‌esd‌ay 9 M‌a‌y – 1.30p‌m to 2.30p‌m: Register now

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 10 M‌a‌y – 11a‌m to midday: Register now

Admitting tax fraud – Helping HMRC tackle it: This webinar will dispel some of the myths about how HMRC carries out fraud investigations. HMRC will inform you about what they expect from you and your client during investigations and look at how you can help your clients put their affairs in order if they have committed fraud.

Thur‌sd‌ay 15 M‌a‌y – midday to 1p‌m: Register now

Business expenses for the self-employed: This 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.

Thur‌sd‌ay 17 M‌a‌y – 3p‌m to 4p‌m: Register now

Class 1A NICs – Getting it right first time: This webinar will look at P11D(b)s, the common mistakes and what you can do to help HMRC process them in a timely manner to help you avoid receiving a penalty.

Fr‌id‌ay 25 M‌a‌y – midday to 1p‌m: Register now

If you have any questions for HMRC’s subject experts more than 24 hours prior to the meeting, please send them to, including the title of the meeting in the ‘Subject’ line of your email. Any questions that arise after this time should be submitted during the live meeting.

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

HMRC also have a range of Agents Toolkits providing helpful information for you to download and use.

If you have missed any of HMRC’s earlier Talking Points meetings, you can watch the recordings here.


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