“Making Tax Digital” Business Planning Seminar Coming in 2019

Kenneth Johnston, CAFRE  pictured discussing the importance of “Making Tax Digital” Business Planning seminars with Stephen and David McIntyre  from Toomebridge at the Winter Fair

A number of Farm Family Key Skills (FFKS) seminars focusing on areas impacting on farm businesses have been organised by CAFRE in partnership with Rural Support. Ten “Making Tax Digital” seminars have been delivered to date with well over 1000 attending. A further 12 seminars will be delivered throughout Northern Ireland over the coming months starting on Tuesday 8 January at the City Hotel, Armagh. Seminars will be delivered by industry professionals from local Accountancy firm PKF/FPM.

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.

Kenneth Johnston of CAFRE pointing out to Jude McCann, Gillian Reid and Charlie Kilpatrick of Rural Support and Lowry Grant of PKF/FPM details of the next “Making Tax Digital” Business Planning seminars to be held at venues throughout Northern Ireland in 2019

Stephen McIntyre from Toomebridge commented “I am hoping to attend one of the “Making Tax Digital” seminars coming up soon. It is a great opportunity to find out what it is all about as the change comes into effect in April 2019. Therefore I would encourage farmers, farm family members and farm employees to attend one of these seminars where they will get a chance to hear from industry professionals on key issues related to the new “Making Tax Digital system”.”

Seven Seminars will be delivered in local venues across Northern Ireland in January 2019 with a further 5 seminars planned for February. Dates for January 2019 are City Hotel, Armagh, on Tuesday 8th, Millbrook Lodge Hotel Ballynahinch on Thursday 10th, Millenium Centre, Loughgiel on Tuesday 15th, White Horse Hotel , Eglinton on Wednesday 16th, Canal Court, Newry on Thursday 17th ,Seagoe Hotel, Portadown on Tuesday 22nd and Fir Trees Hotel , Strabane on Thursday 24th of January. Doors open at 7.30 pm with seminars beginning at 8.00pm.

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


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 do not need to pre-register and should bring details of their Farm Business ID with them to register on the night.

For further information contact our delivery agent for this training programme Rural Support on 028 8676 0040

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