HMRC offers host of advice
HMRC is ramping up the advice, guidance and tips offering on its website for bookkeepers and accountants. This includes agent toolkits, digital meetings, webinars, e-learning tools and videos, covering a number of subjects too extensive to list here. So check out for yourself – go to https://www.gov.uk/government/news/webinars-e-learning-and-videos-if-youre-a-tax-agent-or-adviser.
HMRC has also arranged further Talking Points sessions. Please find further details of these online meetings below:
Automatic enrolment - There are two separate meetings on this subject and the Pensions Regulator will be taking part in both of them:
Supporting your clients through automatic enrolment - This meeting is to help you manage your clients’ automatic enrolment (AE) duties on their behalf:
Friday 17 March - midday to 1pm: Register now for this meeting
Supporting your clients through re-enrolment - Covering all the facts to make sure your clients meet their re-enrolment duties on time. If their staging date for automatic enrolment was in 2014, the re-enrolment duties will take place in 2017:
Friday 17 March - 2.30pm to 3.30pm: Register now for this meeting
Intellectual Property an introduction to patents - A brief overview on intellectual property and this session will focus on patents and how to protect inventions. There are two meetings on this subject:
Thursday 23 March - 11am to midday: Register now for this meeting
Thursday 23 March - 2pm to 3pm: Register now for this meeting
Making Tax Digital for Businesses: For agents who are helping their clients prepare for Making Tax Digital for Businesses (MTDfb). This meeting will give an overview of recent MTDfb announcements. HMRC have two meetings for this:
Tuesday 28 March - 11am to midday: Register now for this meeting
Tuesday 28 March - 3pm to 4pm: Register now for this meeting
Agent Services - A further update on Agent Services, outlining what HMRC are working on and how this will be supporting Making Tax Digital for Business. There are two meetings on this subject so choose the time to suit you:
Wednesday 29 March - midday to 1pm: Register now for this meeting
Wednesday 29 March - 3pm to 4pm: Register now for this meeting
These interactive sessions will be run via the ‘CITRIX’ platform.
There will be a chance to ask questions during the session, but if you have any questions for HMRC’s subject matter expert prior to the meeting please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.