News story: Webinars, e-learning, videos and other help for landlords

Updated: Updates made to times and dates of webinars.

E-learning

Read the Letting out a property online guide if you want to let out a property to a tenant and become a landlord.

Videos

YouTube videos on Self-Assessment help and deadlines

HMRC Property Rental Toolkit

The toolkit provides guidance on errors that HMRC often sees in returns and explains how to avoid them.
Download the Property Rental Toolkit (2015 to 2016).

Webinars

Webinars can last up to an hour. You can ask questions during the presentation and get answers from your HMRC host.

Register and log in at least 5 minutes before a live webinar is due to start.

You can watch recorded webinars at any time but you’ll need to register first.

Income from property for individuals

This will help new landlords and those considering becoming landlords understand what they need to do for HMRC. It covers registration, record-keeping and schemes such as Rent a Room.

Live webinars:

Watch this webinar recorded in December 2016.

Help and advice

Check to make sure you have a compatible computer or mobile device to watch webinars.

Search for help if you have technical problems with webinars.

Contact HMRC online for other webinar help.

Source: HMRC

Official Statistics: Child and Working Tax Credits error and fraud statistics 2014 to 2015

Updated: A revision to the 2014 to 2015 Error and Fraud statistics.

This report presents the latest findings from the 2014 to 2015 Error and Fraud Analytical Programme, which measures error and fraud in the tax credits system.

Estimates for 2014 to 2015 have been revised and were re-published on 20 April 2018. This is in line with our published revisions policy of releasing revised statistics if additional information on the cases sampled leads to a change of 0.2 percentage points or more in the rate of error and fraud.

For 2014 to 2015, the revised central estimate of the rate of error and fraud favouring the customer is around 4.4%, revised down from 4.8% published 2 years ago. This equates to around £1.25 billion paid out incorrectly through error and fraud, revised down from around £1.37 billion. These are downward revisions of 0.4 percentage points and £120 million respectively.

Source: HMRC

International treaty: Jersey: tax treaties

Updated: The 2018 Jersey and UK Double Taxation Agreement – not in force signed on 2 July 2018 been added to the page.

The 1952 Double Taxation Agreement entered into force on 24 June 1952, effective in Jersey from 1 January 1951.

The agreement is effective in the UK from:

  • 6 April 1950 for surtax
  • 1 April 1951 for profits tax
  • 6 April 2015 for Income Tax

The arrangement was amended by exchanges of letters which were signed in 1994, 2009, 2015 and 2016.

The 2016 Protocol was signed in London on 29 February 2016 and St Helier on 8 March 2016 and entered into force on 2 December 2016.

The 2015 exchange of letters entered into force on 19 January 2016 and takes effect in Jersey from 1 January 2017.

The amendments take effect in the UK from:

  • 1 April 2016 for Corporation Tax
  • 6 April 2016 for Income Tax

Tax Information Exchange Agreement and arrangement amending the 1952 Double Taxation Arrangement signed 10 March 2009. The agreement entered into force on 27 November 2009 and the arrangement entered into force 28 July 2010.

A new comprehensive Double Taxation Agreement and Protocol was signed in London on 2 July 2018. It will enter into force once both territories have completed their parliamentary procedures and exchanged written notes.

The exchange of letters signed in London on 22 October 2013 is not yet in force.

Source: HMRC