Business start-ups can take part in four free live tax webinars run by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) on 15 February
HMRC Start-up Saturday webinar programme, between 10am and 5pm, is aimed at new and prospective businesses. Each live webinar lasts an hour and gives the opportunity for questions.
The HMRC webinars are:
Self-Employment and HMRC – What You Need to Know
10am to 11am Saturday 15 February
This session concentrates on the information sole traders or partnerships need when they start. It covers registration, National Insurance, Self Assessment and record keeping.
Company Directors – Your Responsibilities to HMRC
12pm to 1pm Saturday 15 February
This webinar is aimed at businesses considering setting up as limited companies. It provides the basics on incorporation and registration with Companies House and HMRC. It also looks at when companies become an employer, and the timetable for paying Corporation Tax online.
Business Expenses for the Self-Employed
2pm to 4pm Saturday 15 February
Sole traders or partnerships need to know which day-to-day expenses they are able to claim for tax relief. They also need to start keeping records of these as soon as the business starts. This webinar provides an overview of the most common expenses, including motoring costs.
What is VAT?
4pm to 5pm Saturday 15 February
New businesses are often worried about VAT, what it is and when they need to register. This webinar answers these questions and explains in simple terms how VAT works.