Get all the latest news, hints and advice that you need from HMRC to support your business.

This page is constantly being updated so make sure you keep checking for the latest updates.

 

HMRC Employer Bulletin

The December Employer Bulletin from HMRC includes a list of the top ten mistakes employers make when paying the National Minimum Wage, plus details on new entitlement to Parental Bereavement Leave and Pay.

 

 

Online support from HMRC

Are you getting the right tax reliefs and allowances for your business? Make sure by taking advantage of the help available from HMRC – including how to complete your online tax return correctly.

Here’s a selection of the online support available to you.

 

Expenses and Benefits – entertaining staff

14 December 2018

If you provide social functions, parties or subsidised meals for your employees, find out if the costs are taxable and whether you need to report them to HMRC.

Choose a date and time

If you haven’t joined a webinar (online presentation) before, this guide will tell you what you need to do.

Statutory Maternity and Paternity Pay

14 December 2018

If you’ve got employees who are having a baby, HMRC can take you through what payments you should make and how to work them out.

Choose a date and time

If you haven’t joined a webinar (online presentation) before, this guide will tell you what you need to do.

Statutory Sick Pay

10 December 2018

Do you know if your employees are entitled to Statutory Sick Pay?

Whether you’re a new or experienced employer, there’s plenty of free online help available from HMRC.

You can join a live webinar (online presentation), where you can ask questions using the on-screen text box:

Statutory Sick Pay: HMRC will show you what to do when an employee goes off sick, how to calculate Statutory Sick Pay and when to pay it.

Choose a date and time

Not joined a webinar before? This guide will tell you what you need to do.

HMRC’s ‘Statutory Sick Pay online guide‘ is full of useful information and will give you the answers you need – any time.

Also on offer is the HMRC ‘National Insurance contributions and statutory payments toolkit‘. It’s designed to help agents and advisers in completing employers’ end of year forms, but you’ll find it useful too.

 

Becoming an employer

13 November 2018

There’s a lot to remember when you become an employer.

The ‘Becoming an Employer’ online guide from HMRC covers many topics, from taking on your first employee to completing end of year reports. It’s full of useful links to further information and available when you are.

There are two live webinars that you’ll find useful and you cal also ask questions through the on-screen text box.

1. Expenses and Benefits for employers – the workplace and travel: Employers often ask how to determine if an employee’s journey is to a permanent or temporary workplace, so we produced this webinar. It looks at the 24 month rule, the 40% rule and much more explaining the implications for tax and National Insurance.

Choose a date and time

2. Employer Filing Obligations: It’s important for employers to send regular payroll reports to HRMC. This webinar will tell you when and how to send your Full Payment Submission (FPS) and Employer Payment Summary (EPS) to HMRC.

Choose a date and time

If you haven’t joined a webinar (online presentation) before, this guide will tell you what you need to do.

VAT - your records and returns

21 November 2018

From A‌pr‌il 2‌01‌9, VAT-registered businesses with a taxable turnover above the VAT registration threshold will be required to keep digital VAT business records and send returns using Making Tax Digital compatible software.

Find out ‘How does Making Tax Digital for VAT affect you’ in this short video.

For more on VAT records and returns, take a look at some of the online help available:

How to do your VAT return: Suitable for businesses using VAT standard accounting, this live webinar looks at how and when to send your VAT return, as well as covering some useful tips on how to fill it in. You can ask questions using the on-screen text box. Choose a date and time

Not joined a webinar (online presentation) before? This guide will tell you what you need to do.

If you want to know ‘Which records do I need to keep for VAT?’, catch up with this recorded webinar.

HMRC’s online guide ‘VAT – how it works’, looks at charging and reclaiming VAT, plus VAT Returns and payments. You can dip in and out whenever you like.

Did you know that HMRC have an Online Customer Forum which has a dedicated VAT section? You can see what others are asking, ask your own questions and receive responses from the experts. Have a look today.

 


 

VAT – what you need to know

12 November 2018

From April 2‌01‌9 VAT-registered businesses with a taxable turnover above the VAT registration threshold will be required to keep digital VAT business records and send returns using Making Tax Digital compatible software.

Find out how VAT businesses can get ready now and also take a look at our short video ‘Making Tax Digital for VAT – what is compatible software?‘.

If you are new to VAT or need a refresher, HMRC have plenty of online support to help you.

This short video ‘VAT record keeping’ tells you about the essential records VAT-registered businesses must keep.

HMRC’s online guide ‘VAT – how it works’ looks at charging and reclaiming VAT, plus VAT Returns and payments.

You can find out more on reclaiming VAT, including items bought before registration, in our recorded webinar ‘When and how to reclaim VAT’.

VAT Flat Rate Scheme: Are you eligible to use the popular VAT Flat Rate scheme? It can save you time and simplify your record keeping. Join the HMRC live webinar to find out more. You can ask questions using the on-screen text box. Choose a date and time

If you haven’t joined a webinar (online presentation) before, this guide will tell you what you need to do.

Did you know that HMRC have an Online Customer Forum which has a dedicated VAT section? You can see what others are asking, ask your own questions and receive responses from the experts. Have a look today.

Tax return help for your business

25 October 2018

HMRC have all the help you need as a self-employed business to get your tax return right.

Their YouTube videos ‘Your self-employed tax return’ and ‘Tailor your tax return’ will get you started.

Or you can catch up with the following recorded webinars – part of a series designed to help you complete your tax return:

Tax Return: Question & Answer session

HMRC are running special live support sessions to help you complete your tax return and answer questions you may have – including business expenses and paying tax and National Insurance. You can ask questions using the on-screen text box.

HMRC don’t have access to your account – so no personal or confidential information please. Choose a date and time

If you haven’t joined a webinar (online presentation) before, this guide will tell you what you need to do.

You don’t have to wait until January – do your tax return now!

Capital Allowances for the self-employed

16 October 2018

If you use traditional accounting, HMRC will show you how to claim for the costs of longer life items you buy for your business such as vans, tools or machinery. You can ask questions during the webinar using the on-screen text box. Choose a date and time

Not joined a webinar (online presentation) before? This guide will tell you what you need to do.

Don’t forget to try the HMRC online guide, ‘Business expenses for the self-employed‘ that you can dip in and out of anytime and at your own pace.

HMRC’s YouTube channel hosts a range of useful short videos including:

Or you can catch up with the following recorded webinar – part of a series designed to help you complete your tax return:

Part 4b — The self-employed section (turnover above the VAT threshold)

For more information and support from HMRC please visit their help and support pages.

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