This month in tax: November 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 gives evidence at House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee Finance Bill Sub-Committee Inquiry
Susan Cattell gives oral evidence to the House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee Finance Bill Sub-Committee.
CIOT Scotland Virtual Conference 2020
Friday 6 November 2020 - Live streamed: 09:15 - 13:00
The Scotland Virtual Conference will offer a range of topical lectures presented by leading tax speakers and offers access to CPD opportunities from the comfort of your home.
Topics and speakers include:
Finance Act (Live Session)
Robert Jamieson (Mercer & Hole)
Devolved taxes update (Live Session)
Charlotte Barbour (Director of Taxation, ICAS)
Andrew Evans (Geldards LLP)
Developments in national insurance
Kate Upcraft (Kate Upcraft Consultancy)
Corporate residence and PEs
Heather Self (Partner, Blick Rothenberg)
Important tax strategies for recovering OMBs
Peter Rayney (Deputy President, Chartered Institute of Taxation)
Estate planning with pensions - a tax adviser's guide
Richard Johnston FPFS CTA, AAB Wealth Ltd.
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
The ‘Ask ICAS’ webinars take place on Thursday mornings at 11 am. They are a one hour, topical webinar. Details and sign up can be found at ICAS webinars.
Sign up for the Ask ICAS webinar on 19 November – Managing Tax Risk
There is also a selection of “ICAS Insights” webinars happening regularly.
The next one, entitled Social Mobility in the Accountancy Profession, is on 10 November.
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.
HMRC Talking points
HMRC Talking points: If you have missed one, you can usually catch up later.
Go to the Live Webinars page on GOV.UK to find out which Talking Points webinars are running.
If you are not already registered to receive the HMRC Employer Bulletin, the latest edition (No.86) is now out and contains detail on all the various assistance programmes including SSP and SMP for employers and agents to be aware of.
The latest Agent Update issue 80 is now available to read.
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!