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Use of home claim

TABTAB Feels At HomeRegistered Posts: 39
Hi all, Im sure I had read somewhere a while ago that £3 per week use of home can be claimed for 08/09 and wont be quibbled by HMRC. Has anyone else seen this?

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  • MonsoonMonsoon Font Of All Knowledge FMAAT, AAT Licensed Accountant Posts: 4,071
    This is true.
  • EmthiEmthi Feels At Home Registered Posts: 53
  • TABTAB Feels At Home Registered Posts: 39
    Thanks for replying. Where have you seen this Faerie so that I can prove it to another colleague.

    Thanks for the link Emthi.
  • 111beckstar111111beckstar111 Well-Known Registered Posts: 158
    I thought it was £4???
  • deanshepherddeanshepherd Font Of All Knowledge Registered Posts: 1,809
    The £3 per week allowance is actually given in relation to employment income rather than trading income (EIM32815) but it has generally been HMRC's policy to accept the same claim made by a self-employed person, although I would generally be looking to claim a higher figure.
  • TABTAB Feels At Home Registered Posts: 39
    Thanks Dean.
  • T.C.T.C. Experienced Mentor Registered, Tutor Posts: 1,448
    Whatever amount is decided upon, be careful. I helped a client with an enquiry 2 or 3 years ago and the tax inspector wanted my client to prove what he did at home to claim a use of home allowance! She finally allowed a small amount for use of his home, but took off use of his garage - he was using it to work in (he is a carpenter), but the inspector said that if he tidied his tools, there was still room for a car, so no allowance was permitted. :001_rolleyes:
  • deanshepherddeanshepherd Font Of All Knowledge Registered Posts: 1,809
    I would have loved to argue that one out..

    I know a few carpenters and I wouldn't want my car anywhere near their garages!
  • JodieRJodieR Experienced Mentor Registered Posts: 1,002
    T.C. wrote: »
    there was still room for a car

    what? the vehicle which he genuinely uses 90% for business use?! that's a rubbish argument!
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