HMRC Talking Points sessions – July and August 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:

Income from property – What’s new: In this webinar HMRC will be looking at some of the recent changes to the taxation of property income that now apply to individual landlords. Including, the finance cost relief restriction and the 2017-18 cash basis rules for calculating profits of a rental business.

We‌dn‌esd‌ay 1‌8 J‌ul‌y – 1‌1am to 1‌2.1‌5p‌m: Register now

Trade losses: Looking at the different ways trade losses can be relieved by individuals. Including examples of the different loss relief provisions, time limits applicable to each claim and further points to consider.

We‌dn‌esd‌ay 1‌8 J‌ul‌y – 2p‌m to 3p‌m: Register now

Making Tax Digital for Business (MTD) and VAT: This session will cover information published in the MTD VAT notice, including, record keeping requirements, making adjustments, what HMRC mean by ‘digital links’ and an explanation of the ‘soft landing’. If you are new to MTD you may want to review the Help and support for Making Tax Digital page on GOV.UK before the session.

Tu‌esd‌ay 2‌4 J‌ul‌y – 1.3‌0p‌m to 2.3‌0p‌m: Register now

Tu‌esd‌ay 2‌4 J‌ul‌y – 4p‌m to 5p‌m: Register now

We‌dn‌esd‌ay 2‌5 J‌ul‌y – 1‌1am to midday: Register now

Getting payroll right  Your data matters: The data you submit is important as it can potentially impact your employees’ tax assessments and Universal Credit awards. This webinar is about letting HMRC help you, to get it right and will provide tips on easy and successful payroll.

Tu‌esd‌ay 3‌1 J‌ul‌y – midday to 1p‌m: Register now

Disguised Remuneration – detailed settlement calculations: This webinar looks in detail at calculations for settling disguised remuneration avoidance schemes before the disguised remuneration loan charge arises in April 2019. There will be an opportunity to ask questions about any part of the process that you may need help with.

We‌dn‌esd‌ay 1 Au‌gu‌st – midday to 1p‌m: Register now

Submission of SA Returns affected by Exclusions: This webinar will discuss 2017-18 SA Return online submission issues and resulting exclusions. HMRC will explain the process for waiving the 31 Oc‌to‌be‌r  deadline and allowing paper returns submissions.

Tu‌esd‌ay 7 Au‌gu‌st – 1‌1am to midday: Register now

Capital Allowances and Vehicles: This meeting mainly covers the special rules for cars.

Thu‌rsd‌ay 9 Au‌gu‌st – 1‌1am to midday: Register now

Stamp Duty Land Tax – Higher rate on the purchase of an additional dwelling: This webinar offers a high level overview of the higher rate additional dwelling legislation, guidance on how to apply the rules, frequently asked questions and where to find help that will assist you in paying the right amount of tax when completing the SDLT1 return.

Tuesday 14 August – 11am to 12.15pm: Register now

An update on the Requirement to Correct and other offshore tax developments: Find out how HMRC are planning to reduce offshore non-compliance and get taxpayers to disclose more information.

Wednesday 15 August – midday to 1pm: Register now

Input Tax Recovery in relation to Option to Tax: This webinar will provide a general overview of how an Option to Tax can impact input tax recovery, dispelling some of the myths. HMRC will cover belated notifications and your entitlement to claim input tax.

Tu‌esd‌ay 2‌1 Au‌gu‌st – 1‌1am to midday: Register now     

Statutory Sick Pay: This Agents webinar will include: What needs to be considered when an employee is sick, the qualifying conditions, what happens when an employee is not entitled to Statutory Sick Pay and how to pay Statutory Sick Pay.

Thu‌rsd‌ay 2‌3 Au‌gu‌st – 1‌1am to midday: Register now      

Income from property – What’s new: In this webinar HMRC will be looking at some of the recent changes to the taxation of property income that now apply to individual landlords. Including, the finance cost relief restriction and the 2017-18 cash basis rules for calculating profits of a rental business.

We‌dn‌esd‌ay 29 Au‌gu‌st – 1‌1am to 12.15p‌mRegister now    

We‌dn‌esd‌ay 29 Au‌gu‌st – 2p‌m to 3.15p‌mRegister now 

National Minimum Wage – How to carry out the necessary checks: Employers must pay the National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage correctly, but despite best efforts, mistakes can sometimes be made. Follow the step-by-step approach to carrying out the necessary checks to ensure good compliance. Sign up to find out more.

Thu‌rsd‌ay 30 Au‌gu‌st – 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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