HMRC is offering a free online seminar (webinar) in August for people who are either thinking about fostering or who are already fostering.
The webinar is a basic guide to tax and National Insurance issues affecting Foster Carers. It explains what Qualifying Care Relief is and how it works, how to keep records and what to put on your tax return.
In addition you will be able to ask your own questions.
The webinar lasts for about an hour and as long as you have internet access you can take part from wherever suits you. You can use a laptop, iPad, iPhone or Android phone/tablet. Use the link below to register:
Tuesday 11-Aug 19:30 Foster Carers and HMRC
After you have registered you will receive an email telling you how to join the webinar.
Here are some comments from other Foster Carers who have joined recent webinars:
“Was extremely useful, could do with more trainings/information in this format ! Thank you”
“Very interesting and friendly”
“Very good presentation with all relevant information I need to help me. Thanks”
“I'm a brand new foster carer and terrified of numbers/finances and self employment. I found this webinar so useful and has eased some of my stress. Thanks (still a bit scared)”
“Useful to clarify information for Carers who have been doing this for a while. Always able to learn something extra.”
“This was our first webinar, we found it very helpful and relevant and the girls knew their stuff !!!!”
“Thank you to Karen and Christine and the others in the team, This certainly informed me and debunked some of my myths and made me less fearful of the HMRC/self employed matter.”
“very knowledgeable presenters; down to earth and having empathy.”
My first webinar, was worried! Found it very helpful and clear. Thank you. As a newly approved foster carer there is so much you need to know and this was perfect.
“Thank you for an outstanding presentation, I found it extremely useful, spoken in a format that I could follow and understand.”
“Super info - as newly approved foster carers we will be straight on the case to register as self-employed without this webinar we may not have done it or thought about doing this as there are so many other things to think about when you start fostering. Thanks”