[QUOTE=stevelondon79;267509] Hi all,
travel to approx 4 different sites of different employers? train, tube etc?
protective clothing - ie waterproofs etc?
training costs for commercial license and PBI ticket - they're not in the tax year, does that matter?
anything else you can think of?
They are not employers and it is not PAYE (this is for employees)- you are providing a service to customers hence self employed. This is a very important difference fewer expenses are reclaimable from employed (PAYE) work than are available to offset against self employed profits
All travelling expenses should be allowable keep your receipts or charge mileage costs at 40p per mile for all business travel + hotel bills for any overnight stays.
All your protective clothing should be allowable.
Also mobile phone costs say 50% ? and maybe internet connection and "website" costs say 50% Computer costs, paper ink etc (you have to market/ advertise your business).
Maybe some of the costs of your own boat stick some advertising stickers on it then it is your "mobile advert"
Also check your motor insurance covers you for incidental business mileage.
I'm not sure about the commercial licence as the cost was incured in a previous tax year you could try it on the basis that you would not be earning if hadn't paid to qualify.
On the odd occasion I have had to speak to anyone at HMRC they have been very helpful (but there are tossers every where)
Hope this helps agree with JK providing you get a good one (again there are tossers everywhere