Our Professional Services Team host an annual programme of tax webinars to bring you the latest in tax developments relevant for professional services firms.
Chaired by Anna Jarrold, Partner and member of the Tax Executive Board, each webinar focuses on a specific area of tax, and topics range from international tax issues such as Transfer Pricing and BEPS to employment tax updates and local tax compliance. We also provide tax updates from specific country territories where a number of professional services firms operate.
The 2024 calendar of dates is coming soon. We will update this page shortly, with the dates for 2024 webinars.
On this webinar BDOs Professional Services Team were joined by our Ireland colleagues who specialise in the sector, who outlined common structures used including the Irish LLP which is becoming more prevalent. We provided the latest updates for tax relevant in the sector.
In this session we covered the latest hot topics in the arena of employment tax for professional services firms including Payroll governance, National Minimum Wage and the increasing impact of labour supply chain due diligence for all off payroll labour together with what we have learnt two and half years on from the implementation of IR35. We also discussed global mobility issues in the sector including the continuing relevance of working from anywhere discussions where employee retention and engagement must be balanced with corporate compliance obligation. We looked at the challenges of optimisation of global mobility programmes and the current trends that we see in the industry.
In this webinar our BDO US colleagues outlined common structures used in the US by UK headquartered firms and associated issues, as well as providing an update on tax purposes relevant in the professional services sector.
In this webinar we covered VAT tax matters for professional services firms, including recent legislation changes and HMRC updates, VAT Case Law and Real Estate updates relevant to the sector.
In this webinar, BDO's Professional Services Team are joined by our German colleagues who provide an update on a number of interesting changes in the PS sector in Germany including: How UK headquartered PS firms are structured in Germany and an update on the use of German GmbH & CO KG by patent & trademark attorneys and law firms given recent regulatory changes.
On this webinar we discussed the considerable shift in the tax compliance landscape over recent years, the increased focus from HMRC on transparency, and how professional services businesses manage their tax affairs. Tax governance and tax risk management are areas that most tax and finance teams are being asked to actively address and report on, driven by HMRC requirements and/or to meet the expectations of wider stakeholders.
On this webinar we provided insights into a number of key requirements, including Tax Strategy publication, compliance with the Corporate Criminal Offences (‘CCO’) legislation and HMRC’s recently enhanced Business Risk Review (‘BRR+’) process. We addressed HMRC’s expectations of ‘what good looks like’ for professional services businesses and how establishing a strong tax governance and risk management framework can be a driver for success.
On this recording we cover the impact of the Autumn Statement of 17 November on the Professional Services Sector. It includes an insight from one of our industry experts on the economic turmoil and implications for the sector.
In this webinar BDO's Professional Services Team were joined by our Dutch colleagues who gave an update on a number of interesting updates in the PS sector including: How UK headquartered PS firms are structured in the Netherlands, an update on treatment of UK LLP's in the Netherlands given recent proposed changes and proposed changes to Personal Service Companies.
In this webinar we will focus on a range of topical tax issues including highlights from the Spring Statement, an overview of the Finance Bill 2022 which recently received Royal Assent, an update on the latest position for basis period reform and notification of Uncertain Tax Treatments.
In this webinar we covered VAT tax matters for professional services firms, including Making Tax Digital, compensation payments along with recent cases on transaction costs and the place of supply of consultancy services.
In this session our speakers gave an overview of Biden's Election Campaign Commitments, discussed recent US tax developments and covered a reminder about basis period reform in the UK and how it will impact firms with operations in the US.
In this session we covered the latest hot topics in the arena of employment tax for professional services firms including IR35, the Health and Social care Levy, overseas displaced employees and the meaning of 'by reason of employment' derived from a recent tax case 'HMRC v Vermilion' in respect of employment related securities. We also covered global mobility issues with the growing number of individuals working remotely overseas.
In this webinar our tax BDO's Professional Services tax experts discussed the key issues professional services firms should consider when expanding internationally, including structuring options and withholding tax issues.
In this webinar, we covered a wide range of topics, including Making Tax Digital, compensation payments, COVID-19 VAT reliefs and changes to late filing/payment penalties.
In this webinar, we focused on the commercial and tax developments for professional services firms following Rishi Sunak’s Budget on 3 March and the tax consultations announced on the 23 March 2021.
In this webinar, we focused on tax developments and issues such as Expatriate, DAC6 and VAT changes for professional services firms following the EU/UK trade agreement.
In this webinar we provided an update on UK and international VAT. Our guest speaker, Ishvinder Bedi, covered a wide range of topical areas including the impact of Brexit on VAT, Making Tax Digital for VAT and COVID-19 VAT Deferrals.
While we awaited the result of the US Election 2020, in this webinar we discussed an overview of the two presidential candidates' proposed tax plans and how this could impact individuals and businesses.
In this webinar we provided an update on strategic matters for professional services firms. We discussed a range of topics including Risk, Cyber, Governance and Corporate Criminal Offences (CCO).
In this webinar we provided an update on employment tax issues. We discussed current domestic and expatriate employment issues, including IR35, international mobility restrictions and share incentive plans. Our speakers also gave some analysis of the impact of COVID-19 on professional services firms.
In this webinar, we covered key UK tax and commercial updates, including key highlights from the Budget, DAC 6, Financing, R&D claims, the use of flexible workspace and our speakers gave some analysis of the impact of COVID-19 on professional services firms.
In this webinar our guest speaker Eddie Doyle, Partner, BDO Ireland, provided an update on current and future tax developments and the structures we see UK headquartered professional services firms operating in Ireland, as well as the new Irish LLP. Ireland is a territory where we are seeing growth among many professional service firms and we also explore the impact of Brexit.
In this webinar, we were joined by our guest speaker, Ishvinder Bedi, an Associate Director in our Indirect Tax team, to discuss VAT for professional services firms in detail. The recording provides an update on indirect tax compliance matters such as Making Tax Digital as well technical matters such as disbursements, VAT grouping and the potential impact of Brexit.
In this webinar, we were joined by our guest speaker, Rebecca Chen and Grace Wu, International Tax Directors, to provide an update on taxation for professional services firms operating in China. We cover recent tax developments in China and discuss the structures UK headquartered professional services firms are operating in China, and their associated impact on partner taxes.