Making Tax Digital seminar

21 May 2019

A breakfast seminar discussing making tax digital ahead of its delayed implementation for non-profit organisations and trusts in October 2019

At Making Tax Digital you will get the chance to explore what HMRC’s new policy means for you as a charity – the pros and the cons. Optimise your accounting systems and become more efficient in how your charity handles its tax affairs. Over this morning tax specialists from across the sector including the HMRC will guide you through the process of switching to digital accounting. Gain first-hand advice from charities ahead of the curve in making the digital transition. Take the opportunity to ask questions and gain advice from our expert speakers.


21 May 2019

  • 9.00AM - 9.20AM
    Morning coffee & informal networking
    Morning coffee & informal networking
  • 9.20AM - 9.30AM
    Chair’s welcome

    Chair’s welcome | Ian Allsopp, freelance editor and journalist, and contributing editor to Charity Finance

  • 9.30AM - 10.00AM
    Making Tax Digital: Key things your charity needs to know
    • What is Making Tax Digital?
    • How to comply
    • Common challenges and how to overcome them
    Chris Lane, policy advisor, Charity Tax Group
  • 10.00AM - 10.40AM
    Best practice implementation of cloud accounting software
    • Making Tax Digital overview and why it matters to charities
    • Cloud accounting software; its benefits and challenges
    • Cloud accounting applications for productivity and efficiency
    • Best practice on transitioning to cloud accounting
    • Case study

    Suda Ratnam, partner, Raffingers

    Mehul Thaker, associate partner, Raffingers

  • 10.40AM - 11.00AM
    Coffee and networking break
    Coffee and networking break
  • 11.00AM - 11.45AM
    Making Tax Digital from both sides of the coin: a discussion between charities and HMRC
    • How HMRC will police the requirements to comply 
    • Penalties if a taxpayer gets it wrong
    • How to get practical support 
    • Future plans to expand the information that has to be filed with HMRC 

    Richard Bray, finance regulatory tax manager, Cancer Research UK
    Verna Gellcear, MTD customer readiness and external stakeholder team, HMRC


This event is designed to provide space for charities to discuss with other charities. As a result, there are no corporate spaces available and we will withdraw places booked by non-charity delegates. We will issue a refund minus an administration fee of 15%. 

Great ways to save!

  1. Be an early bird!
    Book your place by 12 April to save up to £80 off the ticket price.
Ticket type Early bird (booking made by 12 April) Booking after 12 April
Charity rate £99 £179
Charity team ticket (up to 4 people) N/A £480




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For speaker queries contact Isabella Lewis

For sponsorship and exhibition queries contact Yvette Micallef

For media partnerships and marketing queries contact Kirsty Brown 

Terms & Conditions

Please note that speakers and topics were confirmed at the time of publishing, however, circumstances beyond the control of the organisers may necessitate substitutions, alterations or cancellations of the speakers and/or topics. As such Civil Society Media Ltd reserves the right to alter or modify the advertised speakers and/or topics if necessary. Any substitutions or alterations will be updated on our web page as soon as possible. Substitution and cancellation policy: On receipt of your booking form, your place is confirmed. Delegate substitutions are allowed. Refunds on cancellations will only be issued (less a 15% administration charge) up to and including 14 days prior to the event. Refunds will not be issued after this date. Confirmation of cancellations MUST be in writing and sent or faxed to Civil Society Media at 15 Prescott Place, London, SW4 6BS 020 7819 1200 (fax: 020 7819 1210). - 

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