Get help & support preparing for the 31 January SA 15/16 filing deadline
Leading up to 31 January 2017, HMRC is providing a variety of digital products to support customers who are completing their own, or their clients', 2015-16 Self Assessment tax returns. These include:
- Self Assessment help and support live sessions where customers can listen to live Q&A and submit questions themselves
- Live webinars specifically for Agents as part of the series of Digital Talking Points meetings
- Recorded webinars which can be accessed any time
- A selection of e-learning packages and toolkits including topics such as Business Expenses are designed specifically for businesses.
There is also a range of short YouTube videos covering topics such as:
HMRC Live help and support sessions
HMRC appreciates how busy this time of year can be for ICB members as they prepare for the 31 January 2017 SA filing deadline, so why not take advantage of the live help and support sessions HMRC is running throughout January to support you through the process?
You can join these webinars, ask questions and leave at any point - no special equipment is needed, use the links to receive an invitation and connect via the internet or any smart device. To ask questions – use the on-screen textbox and HMRC will send a response.
General Self Assessment Help & Support Webinars for companies and individuals
Cick on a time to suit you
Thursday 05 January 3pm to 5pm
Friday 06 January 9am to 11am
Monday 09 January 11am to 1pm and 3pm to 5pm
Tuesday 10 January 11am to 1pm and 3pm to 5pm
Wednesday 11 January 1pm to 3pm
Thursday 12 January 9am to 11am and 5pm to 7pm
Friday 13 January 10am to midday
Monday 16 January midday to 2pm
Tuesday 17 January 1pm to 3pm
Wednesday 18 January midday to 2pm and 5pm to 7pm
Thursday 19 January 11am to 1pm and 3pm to 5pm
Friday 20 January 9am to 11am
How to complete your online tax return
Thursday 12 January - 1pm to 2pm Book your place here
Monday 16 January - 3pm to 4pm Book your place here
Simpler Income tax for the self-employed
Friday 13 January - 1pm to 2pm Book your place here
Tuesday 17 January - 4pm to 5pm Book your place here
Business Expenses for the self-employed
Tuesday 17 January - 10am to 11am Book your place here
How to complete your online tax return if you have income from property
Wednesday 11 January 2017 - 11am to midday Book your place here
Wednesday 25 January 2017 - 4pm to 5pm Book your place here
Income from property for individuals
Friday 20 January 2017- midday to 1pm Book your place here
HMRC also provide an e-learning guide, Letting out a property, that members may find useful. This interactive guide is divided into modules and covers important tax issues, such as the impact of Capital Gains Tax.
Digital Talking Points for Agents
HMRC's series of Digital Talking Points meetings designed with Self Assessment in mind, continues this week. So why not see if they can help you:
Looking at the different ways trade losses may be claimed. There are two meetings for this subject.
Thursday 05 January midday to 1pm Register now for this meeting
Thursday 05 January 2pm to 3pm Register now for this meeting
Self Assessment tax returns:
Self Assessment filing and paying HMRC
Thursday 12 January 2pm to 3pm Register now for this meeting
Capital Allowances and Vehicles:
This mainly covers the special rules for cars and vans. Again this is a popular subject so we are running two meetings.
Wednesday 18 January 11am to midday Register now for this meeting
Wednesday 18 January 1pm to 2pm Register now for this meeting
This meeting will look at commencement years, changes to accounting date and overlapping periods.
Tuesday 24 January midday to 1pm Register now for this meeting
Tuesday 24 January 2pm to 3pm Register now for this meeting
The following Toolkits may help you file your clients' returns by 31 January 2017:
HMRC business profits toolkit, HMRC Income Tax losses toolkit, HMRC capital v revenue expenditure toolkit and the ever popular HMRC expenses and benefits from employment toolkit.
Guidance for plant and machinery in Self Assessment and Company Tax Returns and for Landlords we have - HMRC property rental toolkit and HMRC Capital Gains Tax for land and buildings toolkit.
These interactive meetings will be run on the CITRIX platform.
If you have any questions for HMRC's subject experts ahead of these webinars for agents, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org prior to the meeting, including the title of the meeting in the Subject line of your email.
Also, HMRC has updated its YouTube videos and other live webinars on various topics are available from online support for self-employed businesses.
ICB Self Assessment Qualification and learning materials
ICB Practice Licence holders offering self assessment services are qualified so to do by attainment of the Level III Diploma in Self Assessment Tax. If you are interested in completing the single-module assessment to gain this qualification, you can complete it in any week of the year and apply online or by telephone on 020 7856 2567.
Successfully completing the qualification satisfies your full annual CPD requirement (30 points). ICB produces a textbook to help you pass the qualification and complete SA returns. Please call us for more information or click the links below:
> View syllabus in Optional Qualifications
> Purchase textbook via the Shop
> Book assessment via MyICB