Originally Posted by chewy
I claim for courses. Not sure what courses you want to claim but I work onshore and offshore and claim the following:
Offshore Survival and Medical,
any medical courses.
Basically anything that you need to do your job course wise you can claim. You can claim for "office equipment" tables chairs laptops etc.
I think your also allowed a certain amount for entertaining clients.
The 40p per mile for petrol is only for about the first 8000 I think?
A rough guideline is £12 petrol receipt for every 100 miles.
Any PPE you buy I'd claim for, can't see how they can put a limit on how much you spend. A dry suit or decent set of oil skins will set you back a fair bit.
Have fun trying to work it all out!
"Entertaining" is specifically disallowed there is no reason why you cannot incur the expenditure but it is not allowable against tax.
The 40p rate is for the first 10000 miles thereafter it is 25p BUT these again are the rates for employees but you could argue that if it is acceptable for employees then it is not an unreasonable amount for the self employed to offset it would be helpful if you filled up with fuel at garages in the area where you are providing the "Service",as some one else has said keep receipts