HMRC have released Issue 91 of their Agent Update. This is created primarily for agents and software providers but is of value to all payroll professionals as it incorporates developments and changes to legislation and allowances relating to UK tax. This issue includes the following:

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

  • · reporting Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) grants on your clients’ tax returns ·
  • declaring coronavirus grants and payments on company tax returns ·
  • further support on Covid-19 Schemes


  • VAT reverse charge for construction and building services ·
  • Naming tax avoidance promoters ·
  • Tax avoidance – don’t get caught out update
  • Health and Social Care – National Insurance contribution increase
  • Plastic Packaging Tax updated GOV.UK guidance and webinars
  • Tax Administration and Maintenance update
  • Notification of uncertain tax treatments by large businesses
  • Intangible Fixed Assets: common errors
  • Inheritance Tax reporting requirements
  • Trust Registration Service viewing customer data

Making Tax Digital

  • Helping businesses get ready for Making Tax Digital VAT in April 2022

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
  • Self Assessment repayments
  • National Insurance holiday for employers of veterans
  • Research on understanding the characteristics of unaffiliated Tax Agents
  • Raising standards in the Tax Advice Market
  • The Pensions Regulator (TPR) automatic enrolment webinar – book your place now
  • Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) Grants and Student Loan Deductions
  • Feedback on HMRC manuals
  • Consultations
  • Tax Agent Toolkits
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Contact
  • Manuals
  • Trusts and Estates newsletter
  • Publications

The full update can be found here:

"I've booked the HR and Payroll Update course most years and during roles with at least 3 different employers. One thing remains the same; a course that is relevant, well delivered and enjoyable and that is key when trying to retain the many pieces of legislation changes to which payroll professionals are exposed."

Tracy Hinton
HR & Payroll Manager at Stemcor

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