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emTax’s revamped 2018 Employment Tax training syllabus

6 February 18 | By: Jas Jhooty

There have been numerous new employment tax measures announced and proposed over the last 12 months, including:
  • far reaching changes on the taxation of salary sacrifice schemes and subsequent extra reporting of said changes on this year’s P11D forms
  • proposals to mirror the IR35 changes affecting the Public Sector to apply PAYE on invoices presented by Personal Service Companies into the Private Sector
  • changes to termination payments legislation

To help you to keep abreast of all of these changes we have written a brand-new training syllabus for 2018. We have introduced modular courses to explain what these changes are and more importantly to advise you on how to make preparations now to minimise the potential impact to your business.

Our New Training Syllabus

Our 2018 training syllabus consists of the following modules:
  • Overview of taxable Benefits-in-Kind
  • Masterclass on termination payments
  • Good expenses housekeeping
  • How to get your worker’s employment status right

Each module is written in the concise, clear and easy-to-understand format that we have become well known for.

Overview of taxable Benefits-in-Kind

As well as providing an overview of how to calculate cash equivalents of all benefits-in-kind so that you can complete this year’s P11Ds accurately, this module also provides an explanation of the new salary sacrifice legislation – including advice on ways to minimise the potential disruption to your day to day business.

An explanation on how to enter into PAYE Settlement Agreements to minimise the number of P11Ds you need to complete is also included.

Masterclass on termination payments

The constituent elements that can form part of a termination package have different taxable implications and can be very confusing. This module provides an explanation of how to treat each of these elements that can fall under the banner of:
  • general earnings
  • termination payments legislation
  • damages

and will be invaluable when you are negotiating redundancies and/or settlement agreements.

New changes to the tax treatment of Pay in Lieu of Notice payments and the extension of the Class 1A NIC charge are also explained

Good expenses housekeeping

With the disappearance of P11D dispensations it is now more important than ever before to ensure that you are reimbursing travel related expenses correctly. This module starts by providing an explanation of the legal definition of what is an allowable expense. This is followed by an overview of business travel including the rules on ordinary commuting, permanent and temporary workplaces.

The main body of this module is on how employers should be controlling their expenses via up-to-date expenses policies including best practice on travel costs, subsistence, entertainment and use of company credit cards.

This module concludes with an update on HMRC’s latest compliance initiatives on auditing employee expenses.

How to get your worker’s employment status right

With the government set to extend IR35 changes recently introduced in the Public Sector into the Private Sector as early as April 2019, this module provides advice on what the risk factors are, and how to make preparations now to minimise any potential impact to your business. Topics covered include:
  • Why employment status matters
  • What are the employment status tests
  • Personal Service companies overview
  • Anti avoidance IR35 rules
  • Service companies and the public sector
  • Where we are now

Module Timing and Delivery

Each of the modules lasts approximately half a day and have been designed to be delivered online on a date to suit you, using the very latest webinar and video conferencing technologies. To encourage take-up, we have decided to set no limit on the maximum number of delegates from your within organisation that can attend each of these online courses.


The cost for each of the modules of our online 2018 training syllabus is £500 + VAT.

Continuing Professional Development

Our course content meets the criteria to be counted towards Continuous Professional Development (CPD) as set out by the Chartered Institute of Taxation and Association of Taxation Technicians, and is more than sufficient to count towards other learned bodies (e.g. AAT, CIMA, CIPP CIPD etc.) as well.

After attendance of each course we can issue you with a certificate that you have received half a day’s CPD training in the training module of your choice.

Next Steps

We are proud to be able to continue to offer the most affordable and most thorough Benefits & Expenses Tax Technical training course available. To register your interest please click on this link and complete the online form indicating your preferred training date.

If you require any more information please do not hesitate to ring us on 0345 548 3680 or email us at enquiries@emtax.co.uk


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