What’s new with HMRC? Recent meeting outcomes

Sep 28, 2020

The Institute meets regularly with HMRC via various different groups and fora. In recent months, our focus at meetings has mainly been on providing feedback in respect of various COVID-19 supports.

Key points arising from a meeting held last week are as follows:-

  • HMRC will shortly be launching a new online process to enable employee’s to claim relief for work related expenses;
  • Comms around the 31 January 2021 filing deadline for 2019/20 are being developed by HMRC in conjunction with feedback from the Professional Bodies;
  • We are engaging with HMRC in the context of its 10 year strategy announced in July for further digitisation of the UK tax system; and
  • HMRC’s Talking Points programme and how it can more effectively support agents and taxpayers in the run up to the 31 January 2021 deadline is being reviewed.