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Free tax advice workshops in Northern Ireland

16 May 2011

Tax help is at hand for businesses during April when HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) continues its programme of free workshops.

The workshops are going to be held in Northern Ireland. They are aimed at employers, sole traders and those in partnerships. They will range from how to complete the Self Assessment return to how to pay Statutory Sick Pay.

Janet Timmins, Business Advice Team Manager for HMRC, says: “These are challenging times but our attitude has always been to assist businesses during good times and bad. These events allow us to bring our advice directly to the local business community and offer practical assistance where it is needed.

“It’s inevitable that some people will find tax issues daunting, especially those who are just setting out. HMRC runs a number of schemes to make tax as hassle free as possible, and at these events we will be happy to talk about our services, including on-line filing which is convenient and easy to use.”

The workshops planned for April are:

Ballymena Business Development Centre Galgorm

14-Apr Business Expenses & Capital Allowances for Self-Employed 10.00-12.30

19-Apr Becoming an Employer-What you need to know 10.00-12.30


HMRC Custom House, Belfast


13-Apr Construction Industry Scheme 14.00-16.00

15-Apr Statutory Sick Pay 09.30-12.30

15-Apr Business Expenses & Capital Allowances for Self-Employed 14.00-16.30

18-Apr Statutory Pay & leave for Maternity Paternity & Adoption 09.30-13.00

18-Apr Introduction to International Trade 14.00-16.00


HMRC Fern House, Coleraine

20-Apr PAYE - Completing your employer annual return 10.00-13.00


HMRC Marlborough House, Craigavon

12-Apr Self Assessment Online 10.00-12.30

15-Apr Newly Self Employed - The Basics 10.00-12.30


Newry and Mourne Enterprise Agency

12-Apr Business Expenses & Capital Allowances for Self-Employed 10.00-12.30

For information on how to book a seminar place visit the HMRC website at or email [email protected]

You can also contact the HMRC Advice Team on Tel: 0845 603 2691. Further workshops will take place in May. Details of these will be released at the end of April.



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