HMRC Talking Points sessions – March 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:

Agent Toolkits Consultation: HMRC’s 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 – 11a‌m to midday: Register now

Making Tax Digital for Business (MTDfB) – Due to overwhelming response HMRC are running two more meetings: 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 – 12.30p‌m to 1.30p‌mRegister now

Tu‌esd‌ay 6 M‌ar‌c‌h – 2.30p‌m to 3.30p‌m: 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 – 9.30a‌m to 10.30a‌mRegister now                   

We‌dn‌esd‌ay 7 M‌ar‌c‌h – 11.30a‌m to 12.30p‌m: 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 HMRC 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 – 1p‌m to 2p‌m: Register now 

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

Mon‌d‌ay 12 M‌ar‌c‌h – 11.30a‌m to 12.30p‌mRegister 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 – 11a‌m to middayRegister 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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