Can I claim Flat Rate Expenses when working abroad

The normal way to claim expenses when overseas is to record your actual travelling expenses (including flights, taxis, accommodation and meals).  You have to be disciplined and convert any foreign currency payments into Sterling for the actual transaction date....

Non Tax Deductible Expenses

There are some common expenses that business owners mistakenly try to claim for but which aren’t actually tax deductible. The most common ones claimed in error are: clothing – which is only acceptable in very specific situations, spectacles – only acceptable in...

What is the 24 month rule when working overseas

The basic 24 month rule applies – if you are an employee or director and work, or know you will work, at a temporary workplace for 40% plus of your working hours for over 24 months – you are caught by the ‘24 month rule’ and can no longer get tax relief on...

Can I get tax relief on a garden office?

An office in your garden – even if it is movable – counts as property and not plant and machinery.  So you cannot claim Capital Allowances (and reduce Corporation Tax or Income Tax) on the cost of the building itself. However, you could potentially claim Capital...