Talking Points – upcoming sessions November 2017

Oct 31, 2017

Take a look at forthcoming online HMRC events. Registration is quick and easy, but please do so at least five minutes before a digital meeting is due to start.

The Patent Box post 2016

This meeting will look at changes to the patent box legislation as a result of the modified nexus approach including the qualifying criteria, records that need to be kept and the computation.

Wednesday 1 November - midday to 1pm: Register now

Company tax returns online

Get it right first time and avoid the most common errors. This session will cover the common reasons for rejection of company tax returns and how to avoid late filing penalties.

Thursday 2 November - midday to 1pm: Register now

Income from property - minimising the risk for individuals

This session will deal specifically with expenses and deductions and allowances and reliefs, including repairs. It will also look at the relief for the replacement of domestic items and the restrictions to income tax relief for finance costs.

Thursday 9 November - 11am to 12:15 pm: Register now

Agent toolkits

This session will cover the benefits of using toolkits to help reduce errors when completing tax returns. There will be a live demonstration and the opportunity to give feedback to aid the development of the service. HMRC will not be answering technical tax questions in this meeting.

Wednesday 15 November - midday to 1pm: Register now 

The new Trusts Registration Service

The session will explain how to register using the new Trusts Registration Service. It will also provide the latest information on registering new and existing trusts.

Friday 17 November - midday to 1pm: Register now

Company tax returns online

Get it right first time and avoid the most common errors. This will cover the common reasons for rejection of company tax returns and how to avoid late filing penalties.

Thursday 2 November - midday to 1pm: Register now

If you have any questions for HMRC’s subject experts more than 24 hours prior to the meeting, please send them to team.agentengagement@hmrc.gsi.gov.uk, 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. The organiser will run through how to ask questions on the day. 

Missed recent Talking Points meetings? Here’s your chance to catch up. HMRC only keep recordings for a limited time, so this is your opportunity to catch up on the latest meetings. 

Changes to Inheritance Tax

This meeting provided an overview of recent changes to inheritance tax, including the residence nil rate band and transferrable nil rate band: Register and view

Automatic enrolment duties for new employers

If your client became an employer for the first time, on or after 1 October 2017, they will immediately have legal duties for their new member of staff. In this meeting, the Pensions Regulator talked through the duties and gave the latest news: Register and view

VAT option to tax

This meeting provided a general overview of the option to tax, explaining who can notify, how and when: Register and view

National minimum wage and the nation living wage:

There are a number of errors that employers make, which tip them into non-compliance. Find out more for your clients: Register and view

Making Tax Digital for business (MTDfb) – the basics:

This meeting provided an overview of the basics of MTDfb. It included the latest information about the new phased approach: Register and view

These interactive meetings are run on the ‘CITRIX’ platform and the information was correct at the time they were originally broadcast. The future Talking Points programme and links to other recordings HMRC have published continue to be hosted on GOV.UK.