This month in tax: June 2021
Justine Riccomini advises on what training and events are taking place as well as the coronavirus and tax resources available to members on the ICAS website and beyond.
- Take a look at events coming up in June and beyond for tax practitioners to read, attend and view online
- The events can add to CPD, enhance knowledge and be of general interest
- ICAS - helping you to keep up to date
Ask ICAS webinar series
Ask ICAS is generally held on a Thursday morning at 11 am for a one-hour, topical webinar. Details and sign up can be found at ICAS webinars.
Thursday 3 June, 11am: Ask ICAS: Spring Tax Update - Part 3 – Tax Administration, Timely Payment and Raising Standards in the Tax Advisory Market - we need your views!
Spring Tax Updates part 1 (taxation of individuals) and part 2 (taxation of businesses) can be found as recordings on ICAS.com/webinars
Thursday 10 June, 11am: Ask ICAS: Corporate governance and stewardship – what you need to know.
Thursday 17 June, 10.30am: Ask ICAS: Business finance
Thursday 24 June, 11am: Ask ICAS: Essential tips for starting in practice
Attendees can take advantage of a live Q&A with the webinar presenters or send in their queries in advance to firstname.lastname@example.org to be answered live.
Catch up on all previous Ask ICAS webinars
Please note that all 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.
Please note that views and opinions expressed by speakers at ICAS webinars are their own and not necessarily reflective of ICAS’ views.
Web based information to assist you
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.
All information from the ICAS tax team can be found on the tax landing page.
A dedicated practice resource is available on ICAS.com
Current Tax 2021 – plan ahead
Continuing the tradition of the annual Current Tax for ICAS members, we will again be offering this popular event in September 2021 and like 2020, we will be online rather than face-to-face.
Current Tax 2021 will consist of one live two-hour session, which will be delivered twice, and six pre-recorded sessions of around 40 minutes each, which can be viewed at your leisure.
Online live sessions to be held on 7th and 23rd September – further information and booking here.
Edinburgh Tax Network seminar
Wednesday 16th June 2021
Parliament Hall, Parliament House, Edinburgh EH1 1RF5.30pm to 7.45pm
There is a charge of £25 per person. You can attend in-person or online.
The last major reform of Scottish trust law was the Trusts (Scotland) Act 1921. At that 100th Anniversary, a Bill conceived to turn Scotland into a/ the leading modern Trust jurisdiction is on the stocks. To celebrate this, Edinburgh Tax Network have assembled speakers including The Rt. Hon. Lady Paton, The Rt. Hon. Lord Drummond Young, The Hon. Lord Tyre and Kate Forbes MSP.
The capacity for in-person attendance is limited due to social distancing. Spaces, other than by invitation, will be issued on a first come first served basis.To request a space, please email: email@example.com
The event will be live streamed and also made available for subsequent viewing. If you cannot attend in person, you can register for online
viewing at: https: //cvent.me/7yg2m4.
HMRC Technical Information
Agent Update: Issue 84 is out now – Note that Agent Update is now produced monthly.
Employer Bulletin: April 2021 issue is out now.
HMRC Talking points: If you have missed one, you can usually catch up later.
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. 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:
Fancy volunteering on an ICAS tax committee? Email firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know!