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Welcome to this week’s Talking Points meeting blog. We have a busy week with five subjects.

Business expenses for the self-employed

This meeting concentrates on two common areas: motoring expenses and the use of home as a workplace. You can also find out about simplified expenses plus how using them can save time. We will also cover the importance of record keeping.‎

Monday 15 January - 12.30pm to 1.30pm                Register now


Capital gains tax treatment of compensation

Join us to find out about the circumstances where compensation can be subject to capital gains tax and how the tax rules apply.

Tuesday 16 January - 1pm to 2pm                        Register now


Basis periods

Your basis period is the time period HMRC uses for tax and tends to be the same as your accounting period. This meeting looks at the different rules applied to commencement years and the effect on a basis period when there is a change of accounting date and overlapping periods. We will also give some tips for dealing with a change from sole trader to partnership and vice versa.

Wednesday 17 January - 11am to midday              Register now


Trade losses

Trade losses generates a lot of contact with HMRC so we will be looking at the different ways trade losses may be relieved.

Wednesday 17 January - 1pm to 2pm                     Register now


Income from property

During the meeting we will look at helping you minimise risk for your clients. We are covering, expenses, deductions, reliefs and repairs plus how to claim for the cost of replacing domestic items and the restrictions in place for income tax relief on finance costs.

As this is a popular subject, we have two meetings:

Friday 19 January - 11am to 12.15pm                      Register now

Friday 19 January - 2pm to 3.15pm                          Register now


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You can ask questions, either before the meeting to the email address below or on the day using the onscreen text box.

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For help at a time that suits you we also have a selection of recorded Talking Points meetings.


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