Talking Points – more diary dates

Oct 02, 2017

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

VAT and motoring expenses: this session will provide details of the general rules that apply when reclaiming VAT on the purchase of cars and hiring and leasing vehicles. It will briefly cover commercial vehicles, other motoring expenses and record keeping.  

Tuesday 3 October - 11am to midday: Register now

Income from property, minimising the risk for individuals: Dealing specifically with expenses, deductions, allowances, reliefs and repairs. The session will also look at the relief for the replacement of domestic items and the restrictions to income tax relief for finance costs.

Wednesday 11 October - 11am to 12:15pm: Register now

Wednesday 11 October - 1pm to 2:15pm: Register now

Demystifying certificates of residence for limited companies: this meeting will explain all you need to know about applying for a certificate of residence. It will help your clients claim double taxation relief at the earliest opportunity.

Thursday 12 October - midday to 1pm: Register now

Paying HMRC – what’s Changing: The methods by which HMRC will accept payments is changing. The Post Office Transcash service will be withdrawn in December 2017. Join the meeting to find out about all the alternative electronic payment methods that are available.

Tuesday 17 October - 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, 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.

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

What is the Worldwide Disclosure Facility (WDF)?: taxpayers have until September 2018 to use HMRC’s WDF to bring their offshore tax affairs up to date. This meeting covered where to find guidance and support to help you make and complete a correct disclosure. Register and view

Submission of SA Returns affected by Exclusions: this meeting discussed 2016-17 SA Return online submission issues and resulting exclusions. HMRC explained the process for waiving the 31st October deadline and allowing paper returns submissions. Register and view

Construction Industry Scheme (CIS) Basics: this provided a basic overview of CIS, including registration, gross payment status, deductions, record keeping and repayments. The session also covered reporting, including how to correct errors on returns and common errors to avoid. Register and view

HMRC Application Programming Interface (API) strategy and delivery update: the session covered how APIs will change the way HMRC works with and supports, tax software developer products used by agents. Register and view

These interactive meetings were 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 we’ve published will continue to be hosted on GOV.UK.