Updated weekly - webinars, agent toolkits, e-learning - it's all on the HMRC website

HMRC is continuing to deliver valuable online support over the coming weeks under its Agent Talking Points series. The webinars are easy to join, and there are opportunities for participants to ask plenty of questions.

From filing a tax return online, to organising business expenses, HMRC have got it covered with an extensive range of specially selected webinars. 

The September 2017 webinars listed below are now completed but it is possible to view a recording - you can watch the recordings here.

Note: there was also one webinar on 26 September with The Pensions Regulator to talk about duties for new employers after 1 October this year.

Option to Tax - The once and done approach: A general overview of option to tax, explaining who can notify, how and when you can do it.  

Fr‌id‌ay 1 Se‌pt‌em‌be‌r - m‌id‌da‌y to 1p‌m       Watch the recordings here.

Tax Codes and how they have changed: This meeting will explain how we have changed the way we use information to calculate tax codes. It will include how estimated pay, third party information and RTI data, is influencing codes. We will also cover coding rules and the new In Year Adjustment.

Mo‌nd‌ay 4 Se‌pt‌em‌be‌r - 1‌1a‌m to m‌id‌da‌y     Watch the recordings here.

Mo‌nd‌ay 4 Se‌pt‌em‌be‌r - 1p‌m to 2p‌m           Watch the recordings here.

Changes to Inheritance Tax: Providing an overview of recent changes to Inheritance Tax, including Residence Nil Rate Band and Transferrable Nil Rate Band.

We‌dn‌esd‌ay 6 Se‌pt‌em‌be‌r - 1‌1a‌m to m‌id‌da‌y   Watch the recordings here.

Please note that the ICB syllabus does not cover Inheritance Tax and members practising with ICB are not covered for this under their Practise Licence

The new Trusts Registration Service: This will explain how to register a new trust and how to update the registered information for existing trusts.

Fr‌id‌ay 8 Se‌pt‌em‌be‌r - 1‌2.3‌0p‌m to 1.3‌0p‌m       Watch the recordings here.

HMRC also has a Trusts & Estates toolkit to assist you with completing Trust and Estate tax returns. Different rules apply to the different types of trust, which can make a significant difference to the tax charge.

Please note that the ICB syllabus does not cover Trust Accounts and members practising with ICB are not covered for this under their Practise Licence

Cyber Security & HM Government’s Cyber Aware Campaign – ‘Keeping Secure Online’: Covering some of the basic and simple things you can do to keep yourself, your business and clients secure online, both at work and at home. It will introduce the Cyber Aware campaign, an overview of the threat and the UK Government and law enforcement’s wider work in this space.

Mo‌nd‌ay 1‌1 Se‌pt‌em‌be‌r - m‌id‌da‌y to 1p‌m       Watch the recordings here.

Making Tax Digital for business (MTDfb) – the basics: Providing an overview of the basics of MTDfb it will include the latest information about the new phased approach - giving businesses and agents plenty of time to adapt to the changes. This is a very popular subject so we are running meetings over two days.

Th‌ur‌sd‌ay 1‌4 Se‌pt‌em‌be‌r - 1p‌m to 2p‌m             Watch the recordings here.

Th‌ur‌sd‌ay 1‌4 Se‌pt‌em‌be‌r - 2.3‌0p‌m to 3.‌3‌0p‌m   Watch the recordings here.

Fr‌id‌ay 1‌5 Se‌pt‌em‌be‌r - 1‌0.3‌0a‌m to 1‌1.3‌0a‌m     Watch the recordings here.

Fr‌id‌ay 1‌5 Se‌pt‌em‌be‌r - m‌id‌da‌y to 1p‌m             Watch the recordings here.

Please also check the article published on the ICB website summarising these developments  http://www.bookkeepers.org.uk/resources/news/business/making-tax-digital---a-vital-update/a/7086

National Minimum Wage (NMW) - common errors made by employers: Employers must pay the NMW and National Living Wage at the right rate. There are a number of errors that employers  make which tip them into non-compliance. Find out more for your clients.

Th‌ur‌sd‌ay 2‌1 Se‌pt‌em‌be‌r - 1‌1a‌m to m‌id‌da‌y     Watch the recordings here.

The tax avoidance cycle and how to get out of it: Covering the tax avoidance cycle and how to get out of it in a quick and efficient way using Counter-Avoidance’s Multiple-Exit Team. There will be a Q&A with a team of experts involved in the settlement of complex avoidance cases.

Fr‌id‌ay 2‌2 Se‌pt‌em‌be‌r - m‌id‌da‌y to 1p‌m         Watch the recordings here.


Basis Periods - looking at commencement years, changes to accounting date and overlapping periods: Focusing on basis periods, a subject that’s prominent around the self-assessment peaks. We will look at the different rules that apply to commencement years, the effect on a basis period when there is a change of accounting date and overlapping periods.


We‌dn‌esd‌ay 27 Se‌pt‌em‌be‌r - 1‌1a‌m to m‌id‌da‌y    Watch the recordings here.



Please send any questions for HMRC's subject experts to team.agentengagement@hmrc.gsi.gov.uk before the meeting, with the title of the meeting in the ‘subject’ line of your email.

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

HMRC also have a range of Agents Toolkits providing helpful information for you to download and use.

 There is also one webinar from The Pensions Regulator:

HMRC Talking Points - Automatic enrolment duties for new employers
Tuesday, 26 September 2017 1-2pm

If your client becomes an employer for the first time on or after 1 October 2017, they will immediately have legal duties for their new member of staff. Automatic enrolment duties apply from the first day the first member of staff started working for your client. This is known as their duties start date and in this Talking Points HMRC will take you through what these duties are. Followed by a Q&A.
To register your interest for this event, please complete this online form.