Running a home office – can you claim on expenses?

Working from home - claiming expenses

As more and more people choose to work from home, the question of how you can reclaim any home office expenses is frequently asked. The general HMRC rule for claiming tax relief on business expenses is that you can only reclaim costs that have been ‘wholly and exclusively’ incurred in connection with your trade. If […]

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Date changes for ‘Making Tax Digital’

The deadlines requiring businesses to file quarterly accounts with HMRC under the  ‘Making Tax Digital’ (MTD) legislation have been postponed . The earliest date any business will be subject to mandatory quarterly filing is now April 2019 (instead of April 2018) and that deadline only applies to businesses that are completing quarterly VAT returns. Other […]

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Tax free reimbursement of directors and employees expense claims

Formulating, processing, and evidencing expense claims for travel & subsistence costs incurred by directors and employees can be a frustrating burden on any employer’s time. So is there another way of doing things? The obvious alternative is to reimburse expenses using HMRC’s ‘benchmark’ scale rate payments, thus circumventing the need to collect receipts and then collate […]

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