Farmers urged to attend the ‘Making Tax Digital’ seminar

Farmers urged to attend the ‘Making Tax Digital’ seminar
INTRODUCTION: UFU Deputy President David Brown from Mackan Co Fermanagh pictured at Enniskillen Campus with his son Neil discussing the introduction of the new HMRC “Making Tax Digital” system with Kenneth Johnston from CAFRE who in partnership with Rural Support are offering a number of “Making Tax Digital” Business Planning seminars currently being held throughout Northern Ireland.

By Kenneth Johnston

INdustry Training Programme Manager, Greenmount Campus, CAFRE

WELL over 450 farmers and other family members have attended the first four of the ongoing series of ‘Making Tax Digital’ seminars, including UFU Deputy President David Brown, who attended the Enniskillen seminar.

The seminars have been arranged jointly between CAFRE and Rural Support under the Farm Family Key Skills [FFKS] scheme which is part funded by the EU under the NI Rural Development Programme 2014-2020.

The seminars are delivered by speakers from Rural Support and qualified accountants from accountancy firm PKF/FPM and topics covered include an overview and awareness of the new HMRC ‘Making Tax Digital’ system including issues surrounding the submission of records, choice of appropriate software

and the cost implications for the farm business.

David Brown from Mackan, County Fermanagh, who attended the fourth seminar at Enniskillen Campus with his son Neil, said: “It is important that farmers are made aware of this important change and I would encourage all farmers to attend one of these seminars.”

The current series of seminars will continue with additional dates for November and December confirmed as Magherabuoy House Hotel, Portrush, on Thursday, November 29, The Milestone Centre, Carrickmore, on Monday, December 3, Greenmount Campus on Monday, December 10, and Benedy Community Centre, Dungiven, on Tuesday, December 11.

Doors open at 7.30pm with seminars beginning at 8pm.

Details of all seminar dates can be found on the CAFRE website:

Further event dates will be released in the New Year.

The seminars are free to farmers, members of the farm family and employees. Grandparents, uncles, aunts, brothers and sisters within farm families would all benefit from attending a seminar.

Attendees should bring details of their Farm Business ID with them to register on the night.


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