This month in tax: August 2020
Justine Riccomini advises on what tax resources are available to members on the ICAS website during COVID-19 and beyond.
- ICAS is supporting its Members during the pandemic with the coronavirus hub.
- There is plenty to read on icas.com as well as an interactive platform via CA Connect.
- ICAS - helping you to keep up to date.
ICAS coronavirus hub
ICAS teams have been working across the board to bring you as much up to date information as possible in one convenient place. The hub is updated as and when anything develops – try taking a look for further information.
“Ask ICAS” webinar series during COVID-19 restrictions
Catch up on all previous Ask ICAS webinars.
Please note that the feedback we have received from members during webinars, in Q&As and on a day to day basis is in turn being fed into Government insofar as it relates to policy and to HMRC insofar as it relates to operational and practical matters.
HMRC Talking Points
If you have missed one, you can usually catch up later.
Although the Talking Points live webinar programme has been suspended for the time being, HMRC is running a series of webinars on the CJRS and SEISS.
Book a place on live 'how to' CJRS and SEISS webinars.
If you are not already registered to receive the HMRC Employer Bulletin, the latest edition (No.84) is now out and contains detail on all the various assistance programmes including SSP and SMP for employers and agents to be aware of.
HMRC community forums
HMRC has an online customer forum where you can post questions on a range of tax topics that are answered by HMRC experts. The forum now includes “PAYE and Payroll for Employers”.
ICAS Members are encouraged to join this.
The Knowledge Base is a new feature which contains answers to FAQs on a variety of topics and where you can find information on a number of subjects to help with tax matters. Content is regularly updated and new material added.
Anyone can view the forum at https://community.hmrc.gov.uk. To post a question, simply register and create a profile.
A registered forum member can:
- View posts
- Add or post topics / questions
The ICAS tax team responds to many consultations on tax issues and welcomes members’ views to assist in preparing responses. If you have any comments on open consultations let us know.
Details of current consultations on tax issues can be found here:
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