Sharpen your tax skills (November 2023)


AAT Masterclass

Enhance your tax skills and stay ahead in the ever-evolving world of taxation

Get a practical understanding and gain valuable insights into a wide range of tax-related topics, including basis period reform and property tax.

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About this course

Skills, knowledge and understanding you will gain by watching

Watch this session will help you remain current and provide case studies and scenarios to ensure you can apply your knowledge to remain compliant and provide value within your organisation or in providing services to clients.

This practical online masterclass ensures you remain at the industry’s forefront. The sessions are designed to boost your skills, give you a practical and comprehensive understanding of the latest tax updates.

Type Video on demand
Duration 1 day

Topical tax update

This session will give you a practical focus on the aspects of tax which accountants typically get asked about by SME clients. Areas of discussion will include:

  • is incorporation right for my client?
  • salary vs dividends
  • Corporation Tax rate changes
  • the associated company rules
  • Capital allowances
  • Company cars.

Speaker: Makayla Combes ACCA CTA

Basis period reform – things agents need to know

This session will have a practical focus and will cover the top things agents need to know to help their clients through the change in the income tax basis period rules, including:

  • the new normal under the tax year basis
  • the transition year 2023/24 - how profits and tax will be calculated
  • overlap relief and spreading of excess profits
  • use of provisional figures and how to correct them
  • practical and financial pain points for clients and what can be done to alleviate these.

Speaker:  Emma Rawson FCA CTA ATT

Property Taxation – getting the basics right

This session will cover some of the key considerations in the lifecycle of a property letting business including: 

  • trading and property allowances
  • rent a room relief
  • furnished holiday lets
  • property deductions – capital versus revenue
  • planning with property
  • CGT on UK property reporting.

Speakers: Helen Thornley FCA CTA ATT and David Wright ACA CTA

What you'll achieve

Viewers will come away with:

  • practical insights to optimise tax planning
  • the ability to ensure compliance with current tax regulations
  • actionable takeaways to improve your tax-related processes.
Who it's for

This masterclass is ideal for all accounting and finance professionals who want to stay up to date with the latest tax regulations. If your role involves working on tax-related areas or you provide tax services to clients, it's vital that you attend.

How to access

Once purchased you'll be able to access the AAT Learning Portal where you'll have 12 months from the date to access the learning materials. AAT Learning Portal allows you to view all the courses you've purchased in one place, monitor your latest training activity and create goals to help you achieve your training aims.

Topic Autumn Tax update

Meet the speakers

Makayla Combes ACCA CTA

Makayla heads up the Tax and Business Consultancy team at Ad Valorem Group, providing expert advice in a number of areas, including. Property tax reliefs, Mergers and acquisitions, HMRC enquiries, Employee incentivisation, business growth, and obtaining investment.

Outside of this role, Makayla also sits on the New Tax Professionals committee at CIOT and ATT.

Emma Rawson FCA CTA ATT

Emma's main focus is business taxes and VAT. She originally trained in corporation tax with Deloitte, working in both their London and Leeds offices, and also spent a short time working in a specialist consultancy firm providing advice to other practitioners before joining the ATT as a technical officer in 2017. She is a member of the ATT and CIOT, and a Fellow of the ICAEW. 

Helen Thornley FCA CTA ATT

Helen has a focus on personal and capital taxes. Initially qualifying as a Chartered Accountant before moving to tax, she worked in practice as a private client consultant in a mid-tier firm until her appointment as a technical officer in 2017. Helen also has an interest in the history of tax.

David Wright ACA CTA

David has a particular focus on personal taxes, including capital taxes and trusts. He trained as a Chartered Accountant whilst working in the private client team at a Big 4 firm. After a short spell in industry, he moved back into practice where he specialised in personal tax at regional and mid-tier firms before joining the ATT as a technical officer in 2023.

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