HMRC Talking Points

HMRC’s regular Talking Points webinars provide information, guidance and tips to help you understand tax issue. Forthcoming ones include:

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.

Tu‌esd‌ay 11 Sep‌tem‌ber – midday to 1p‌m: Register now

Demystifying certificates of residence for limited companies: This webinar will explain all you need to know about applying for a certificate of residence, without HMRC needing to write back to you for more information. It will help your clients claim Double Taxation Relief at the earliest opportunity.

We‌dn‌esd‌ay 12 Sep‌tem‌ber – midday to 1p‌mRegister 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.

We‌dn‌esd‌ay 19 Sep‌tem‌ber – 3p‌m to 4p‌m; Register now

Thu‌rsd‌ay 20 Sep‌tem‌ber – 1‌1am to middayRegister now

Thu‌rsd‌ay 20 Sep‌tem‌ber – 1p‌m to 2p‌m: Register now

Income from property for individual landlords  changes introduced by Finance (No 2) Act 2017: A comprehensive look at two measures introduced:

  • 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.

We‌dn‌esd‌ay 26 Sep‌tem‌ber – 1‌1am to middayRegister now

We‌dn‌esd‌ay 26 Sep‌tem‌ber – 2p‌m to 3p‌m: Register now

Agent help and support products consultation: HMRC will be looking for your views and feedback regarding the Agent Blog, Agent Forum, Agent Podcasts and Agent Video Recordings. HMRC will give an overview of each service, however, as they are looking for your views and feedback, they will not be able to answer questions regarding these services.

Thu‌rsd‌ay 27 Sep‌tem‌ber – midday to 1p‌mRegister now

Income from property for landlords – common themes in relation to deductions and reliefs: 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.

Thu‌rsd‌ay 4 Oc‌to‌be‌r – 1‌1am to midday: Register now

Thu‌rsd‌ay 4 Oc‌to‌be‌r – 2p‌m to 3p‌mRegister now

Capital Gains Tax – Aspects of Private Residence Relief: Understanding circumstances when Private Residence Relief may apply and how the tax rules operate.

Fr‌id‌ay 5 Oc‌to‌be‌r – 1‌1am to middayRegister now

VAT Flat Rate Scheme: This webinar will cover, what the Flat Rate Scheme is, limited cost business and how to check if this applies, how to keep VAT records and how to fill in your VAT return.

We‌dn‌esd‌ay 10 Oc‌to‌be‌r – 1‌0am to 1‌1.15am: Register now

Basis Periods  looking at commencement years, changes to accounting date and overlapping periods: In this webinar HMRC will focus on basis periods, a subject that’s prominent around the self-assessment peak. In particular HMRC will look at the different rules that apply to commencement years, the effect on a basis period when there is a change of accounting date and overlapping periods. They also look at some pointers when dealing with a change from sole trader to partnership and vice versa.

Thu‌rsd‌ay 11 Oc‌to‌be‌r – 1‌1am to midday: Register now

Agent Toolkits and you: Toolkits Service Manager, Dan Barnett, will be providing a live demonstration of the agent toolkits and answering your questions to get your feedback on the service.

Thu‌rsd‌ay 18 Oc‌to‌be‌r – midday to 1‌2.45pmRegister now

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

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



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