Talking Points latest schedule and new podcasts

Dec 03, 2018

Take a look at forthcoming online HMRC events.  HMRC ask that you register at least five minutes before a digital meeting is due to start.  

Making Tax Digital (MTD) for Business Part 2 – more information on MTD for VAT and the agent services account

This session follows on from Making Tax Digital for Business Part 1. It will go into more detail on record keeping, using software, joining the pilot and getting a new agent services account. If you are new to MTD, you may want to listen to Part 1 first. You can read more about MTD here.

Tuesday 4 December – 1pm to 2pm: Register now

Tuesday 4 December – 3pm to 4pm: Register now

Wednesday 5 December  – 4pm to  5pm: Register now

How to show self-employed business expenses on your tax return

This digital 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.

Thursday 6 December – midday to 1pm: Register now

Cryptoassets (also known as cryptocurrencies) and taxation

Cryptoassets (of which bitcoin is the most well-known) continue to evolve and capture the public attention. This webinar will cover:

  • An overview of cryptoassets
  • Points on the taxation of cryptoassets
  • The view of cryptoassets from a HMRC perspective and consideration of how the current tax rules apply.

Friday 7 De‌ce‌mb‌er – 1‌1a‌m to 1‌2.1‌5p‌m:   Register now

F‌ri‌da‌y 7 De‌ce‌mb‌er – 2p‌m to 3.1‌5p‌m:       Register now

Income from property for individual

This session will take a comprehensive look at two measures introduced by Finance Act 2, 2017:

  • the cash basis for property businesses (from the 2017-18 tax year, 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 12 December – 11am to 12.15pm: Register now

Addressing non-compliance with the off-payroll working rules in the private sector – next steps

The government will introduce reform to increase compliance with the off-payroll working rules (commonly known as IR35) in the private sector. This webinar will:

  • provide an overview of the off-payroll working rules and the background to this reform;
  • provide an overview of the education and support that HMRC is developing to help customers and tax advisers implement these changes; and 
  • outline the timeline towards April 2020.

Thursday 13 December – 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.

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

HMRC are also trialling some new podcasts to help you and your clients with your tax obligations and financial affairs. The podcasts will give you access to interviews and chats with key policy officials and teams offering you information, tips and support. An initial set of three podcasts have been produced covering the following topics:

  • Making Tax Digital
  • Payroll Submissions
  • Tax relief for landlords: Replacement of Domestic Items.

You can listen to the podcasts now. HMRC would welcome your feedback on these podcasts. Please do get in touch and let HMRC know what you think.