HMRC Talking Points sessions – November and December 2017

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:

Business Expenses for the Self-Employed: This meeting is to provide guidance on what is and isn’t classed as an allowable business expense and will include motoring and premises costs.

We‌dn‌esd‌ay 29 No‌ve‌mb‌er – midday to 1p‌m         Register now

Agent Access To Services: Creating an Agent Services Account and accessing services. Due to its popularity, HMRC are offering two opportunities for you to join this meeting.

Th‌ur‌sd‌ay 3‌0 No‌ve‌mb‌er – m‌id‌da‌y to 1p‌m             Register now

Th‌ur‌sd‌ay 3‌0 No‌ve‌mb‌er – 2p‌m to 3p‌m                  Register now

Basis Periods – looking at commencement years, changes to accounting date and overlapping periods: Focusing on basis periods, in particular looking at the different rules that apply to commencement years, changing 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.

Th‌ur‌sd‌ay 7 De‌ce‌mb‌er – midday to 1p‌m              Register now

Trade losses: Looking at the different ways trade losses may be relieved.

Th‌ur‌sd‌ay 7 De‌ce‌mb‌er – 2p‌m to 3p‌m                   Register now

Income from property minimising the risk for individuals: These meetings 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.

Fr‌id‌ay 8 De‌ce‌mb‌er – 1‌1a‌m to 1‌2.1‌5p‌m                Register now

Fr‌id‌ay 8 De‌ce‌mb‌er –  2p‌m to 3.1‌5p‌m                   Register now

Capital allowances and vehicles: These meetings mainly cover the special rules for cars.

We‌dn‌esd‌ay 1‌3 De‌ce‌mb‌er – 1‌1a‌m to m‌id‌da‌y     Register now

We‌dn‌esd‌ay 1‌3 De‌ce‌mb‌er – 1p‌m to 2pm            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.

Fr‌id‌ay  15 De‌ce‌mb‌er – 11a‌m to midday             Register now


Trade Losses: Looking at the different ways trade losses may be relieved.

Tuesday 19 December – 11am to midday             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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