Agent Forum weekly update re-instated

Aug 20, 2018

Following feedback from a large number of Agents and the Professional Bodies, HMRC has decided to begin re-issuing the weekly Agent Forum update on a 3 month trial basis. This will be monitored to see if it increases views and interaction for all Agents. To view each item you must have signed up for and be logged into the Agent Forum.

The weekly update will provide:

·        A summary of New Topics/messages posted for the reporting week.

·        A direct link to posting on Agent Forum – you must have Agent Forum open or login details handy to access this link

·        Confirmation of a topic were an Agent has requested more examples

Key topics for the week ending 27 July 2018 were as follows:

  1. Friday 20 July – Others104 - WT Forum website problem
  2. Tuesday 24 July – PAYE53 –  P800’s for ex-clients with incomplete NINO’s
  3. Tuesday 24 July – SAAnn7 – Wet signatures on SA Returns
  4. Tuesday 24 July – PAYE54 –  Tax coding issues for Scottish Taxpayers
  5. Wednesday 25th July – Ann27 – HMRC Consultations and Tracker for ongoing and closed
  6. Wednesday 25 July – SA121 – P800 issued for SA client
  7. Wednesday 25 July – SA118 – Out of date SA Statements/Payslips
  8. Thursday 26 July – TRS4 – R40 processing issues where beneficiaries are in receipt of Trust Income  
  9. Thursday 26 July – PAYE52 – Coding of Underpayments and Potential Underpayments
  10. Thursday 26 July – MTDVAT8 – VAT from April 2019
  11. Friday 27th July – SA100 – HMRC response provided –  Removing taxpayers from SA due to Trading Allowance
  12. Friday 27 July – SA122 – Exclusion 68 - Allocation of Personal Allowance
  13. Friday 27 July – Others102 – HMRC response provided –  Offshore Coordination Unit letter – Certificate of Tax Position
  14. Friday 27 July – SA123 – Agents participating in enquiries
  15. Friday 27 July – SA124 – Incorrectly addressed Statement of Account
  16. Friday 27 July – Others106 – Service Standards – Opening Enquiry letter

Please note that items 4, 14, 15 & 16 are requests from Agents asking if other Agents are having similar events happening to them and their clients. HMRC welcome your responses to determine if this is client specific or a widespread issue. As always, if you have examples please forward them to the mailbox.

Key topics for the week ending 3 August 2018 were as follows:

  1. Tuesday 31 July – PAYE53 – P800’S for ex-clients with incomplete NINO’s
  2. Tuesday 31 July, Wednesday 1 August & Thursday 2 August – SA118 – Out of Date SA Statements/Payslips
  3. Tuesday 31 July & Thursday 2 August – MTDVAT8 – VAT from April 2019
  4. Tuesday 31 July – SA123 – Agent participating in enquiries
  5. Tuesday 31 July – Others106 – Service Standards – Opening Enquiry letter
  6. Tuesday 31 July – Ideas & Suggestions – Email updates of new posts / topics
  7. Wednesday 1 August – PAYE52 – HMRC response provided – coding of underpayments and potential underpayments
  8. Wednesday 1 August (two posts) & Thursday 2 August – SA122 – Exclusion 68 –  Allocation of Personal Allowance
  9. Wednesday 1 August – VAT23 Formerly SA123 – HMRC response provided - Agent participating in enquiries
  10. Wednesday 1 August – MTDVAT – Will CIS deductions for sub-contractors be available to view
  11. Wednesday 1 August – Ideas & Suggestions – Full client listing – notice to files
  12. Wednesday 1 August – PAYE29  – HMRC response provided – Agent Access to PAYE codes
  13. Wednesday 1st August – PAYE50  – HMRC response provided – Agent Access to PAYE codes
  14. Wednesday 1 August & Friday 3 August – SA126 – HMRC response provided – SA800 partnership tax return where no accounting year end in tax year
  15. Wednesday 1st August (3 posts) & Thursday 2nd August (3 posts) – MTD9 – Will CIS deductions for subcontractors be available to view?
  16. Wednesday 1 (3 posts) & Thursday 2 August (2posts) – SA125 – Serious delays in processing correspondence at HMRC
  17. Friday 3 August – MTDVAT9 – Applying for exemption on the grounds of age etc.
  18. Friday 3 August – SA – Class 2 NIC removal from tax calculations