Agents Update Released

HMRC have this week released the latest Agency Update, bulletin 90 and although created for agents includes a lot of information on developments and changes to legislation and as such is very useful to those in the payroll industry.This latest bulletin includes the following:

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

  • summary of COVID-19 guidance published by HMRC
  • declaring coronavirus grants on company tax returns
  • further support on COVID-19 schemes

UK Transition

  • UK-Swiss Convention on Social Security Coordination


  • agent online access
  • Self-Assessment COVID-19 support grants


  • Freeports tax sites announced
  • VAT reverse charge
  • Working Tax Credits
  • 2022 to 2023 Annual Tax on Enveloped Dwellings
  • Capital Gains Tax

Making Tax Digital

  • changes to VAT Registration System
  • agent authorisation by client
  • changes to the agent services account

HMRC Agent Services

Details of live consultations and links to responses, changes to HMRC service and guidance, including:

  • Agent Talking Points
  • support for customers who need extra help
  • Government Gateway
  • HMRC Research and Development
  • reporting Dormancy for Corporation Tax
  • Administrative Burden Advisory Board
  • upholding our standards for tax agents
  • licence application tax check
  • consultations
  • tax agent toolkits
  • alternative dispute resolution
  • contact
  • manuals
  • Trusts and Estates newsletter
  • publications

The full bulletin can be found here:

"I have attended many of The Learn Centre’s training courses in recent years. They are always of the highest professional standard and deliver updates on complicated HR and Payroll legislation, but in an easy to understand format. I would gladly recommend The Learn Centre to any potential client who is looking for HR & Payroll training courses, bespoke in-house training or expert advice."

Michael Stevenson
Payroll Manager at Queen's University Belfast

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