Entertaining expenses

accounts123xaccounts123x New MemberPosts: 8Registered
Sorry if this is an old chestnut for some.

Are there any circumstances in which the following is allowable as a tax deductible expense:

- putting on a slideshow/nibbles for a group of potential customers

- providng a venue for networking and providing sarnies etc

not sure if considered entertaining or advertising/pr?

Any input greatly appreciated

Thanks and regards

Comments

  • deanshepherddeanshepherd Font Of All Knowledge Posts: 1,809Registered
    With respect, I can't imagine your slideshow is that entertaining so I would definitiely put that to marketing! Associated nibbles should also be fine.

    As for the networking event that is going to be a judgement call. If the sarnies are 'prawn sarnies' and the venue is a box at Old Trafford then you are going to struggle..
  • PGMPGM Font Of All Knowledge Posts: 1,954Registered
    I agree, if you consider what they mean by "entertaining", I think you're safe!
  • accounts123xaccounts123x New Member Posts: 8Registered
    really appreciate your time....

    didnt mention the content of the slideshow (its not me doing it by the way)............

    Slideshow was a metaphor - its the general rule im after

    where is the line drawn between entertaining and marketing

    many thanks
  • PGMPGM Font Of All Knowledge Posts: 1,954Registered
    didnt mention the content of the slideshow (its not me doing it by the way)............

    Slideshow was a metaphor - its the general rule im after

    where is the line drawn between entertaining and marketing

    many thanks

    Is the event primarily a marketing event?

    Nibbles at a sales talk is, dinner at a football match isn't. There 2 easy examples and there will be many shades of grey inbetween.
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