HMRC's regular Talking Points meetings provide ongoing information, guidance and tips to help you to understand tax issues.

HMRC has more Talking Points meetings coming up. There are a limited number of spaces, so save your place now.

An introduction to copyright: Every business owns or uses copyright. Find out how it impacts on you and your clients, in this, the third in a series of webinars by the Intellectual Property Office. We will talk about the important areas of copyright and this basic introduction will offer an insight into what it is, what it covers, how long it lasts and who actually owns it.

Wednesday 1 May – midday to 1pm

Trade Losses: Looking at the different ways trade losses can be relieved by Individuals, this webinar Includes examples of the different loss relief provisions, time limits applicable to each claim and further points to consider.

F‌ri‌da‌y 1‌0 M‌a‌y – 2p‌m to 3p‌m

Capital Allowances, Plant & Machinery: This webinar will give agents the step-by-step approach to applying Capital Allowances legislation to claims for Plant & Machinery Allowances.

Monday 13 May – midday to 1pm

Expenses & benefits – Employee travel: This webinar covers reimbursing employees undertaking travel on behalf of the employer. It provides an overview of the tax treatment of: 

  • travel and subsistence payments to employees
  • mileage payments for employees using their own vehicle.

Thursday 16 May – 2pm to 3pm

Making Tax Digital – your Agent Services Account: This webinar will provide the latest information, including the new Agent Services Account and signing clients up to Making Tax Digital.

Thursday 16 May – 10am to 11am

Thursday 16 May – midday to 1pm

Monday 20 May – 10am to 11am

Monday 20 May – 2pm to 3pm

Expenses & benefits – Trivial benefits: This webinar is part of a series covering expenses and benefits. It has been designed to provide an overview of trivial benefits including what is a trivial benefit, what conditions have to be met to be exempt from reporting to HMRC and examples of trivial benefit scenarios. Subject matter experts will be available to answer questions.

 Wednesday 29 May – 10am to 11am

If you have any questions for the HMRC subject experts, please send them to team.agentengagement@hmrc.gsi.gov.uk prior to the meeting, including the title of the meeting in the ‘Subject’ line of your email.

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

Feedback received from recent Talking Points meetings indicates that many agents would recommend them to colleagues.