Contraceptives..........light hearted post.

I thought I would share this one with you all.

A new client of mine in food retail has been in the habit of including personal expenses on their receipts. A recent one for sushi ingredients included Durex! Now personally, I'd have binned the receipt but she just added it to the pile for me to process.

Obviously I sniggered and have shared it, but it led me to wonder if HMRC would be prepared to allow it as a business expense since prevention of maternity leave is in the interests of continuity of staffing for the business???:001_tt2::001_tt2:

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  • Monsoon
    Monsoon FMAAT, AAT Licensed Accountant Posts: 4,071 ? ? ?
    Natsmomma wrote: »
    it led me to wonder if HMRC would be prepared to allow it as a business expense since prevention of maternity leave is in the interests of continuity of staffing for the business???:001_tt2::001_tt2:

    [straightface]

    I think you will find it fails the "wholly and exclusively" test, though if you can find a reliable and proven method of apportionment, you may be able to allow a business %

    [/straightface]

    ;)
  • coojee
    coojee Registered Posts: 794
    Monsoon wrote: »
    [straightface]

    I think you will find it fails the "wholly and exclusively" test, though if you can find a reliable and proven method of apportionment, you may be able to allow a business %

    [/straightface]

    ;)

    Maybe it was what she needed to do to get the contract? Much like the actress on the casting couch?
  • Dcollins
    Dcollins Registered Posts: 179 ? ? ?
    One of mine bought a plot in a graveyard, for himself, and tried to sneak that in. To be fair, I had told him to keep ALL receipts.
  • MarieNoelle
    MarieNoelle Moderator, MAAT, AAT Licensed Accountant Posts: 1,369
    One of our client put through expenses his cat flea treatment (supported by receipts).
    And before you ask, Monsoon, he has nothing to do with Tax kitty.

    :001_smile:
  • coojee
    coojee Registered Posts: 794
    One of our client put through expenses his cat flea treatment (supported by receipts).
    And before you ask, Monsoon, he has nothing to do with Tax kitty.

    :001_smile:

    Now, if your client was a farmer and he used the cat as a mouser then maybe just maybe he could claim it was an allowable expense of maintaining an asset.
  • Rinske
    Rinske Registered Posts: 2,453
    One of our client put through expenses his cat flea treatment (supported by receipts).
    And before you ask, Monsoon, he has nothing to do with Tax kitty.

    :001_smile:

    Now if tax kitty might need a flea treatment, I'm sure that should be allowable!
  • anniem
    anniem Registered Posts: 1,326
    Contraceptive - perhaps post to advertising or cpd?

    Cat - post to pest control!


    Just a suggestion :lol:
    FMAAT - AAT Licensed Member in Practice - Pewsey, Wiltshire
  • reader
    reader MAAT, AAT Licensed Accountant Posts: 1,037
    Natsmomma wrote: »
    A recent one for sushi ingredients included Durex!

    Sounds like a benefit in kind.

    Send her a bill for preparation of P11D.
  • Natsmomma
    Natsmomma Registered Posts: 39 ? ? ?
    Hmmmm

    Baby oil today!! Can't see that being allowable........
  • Monsoon
    Monsoon FMAAT, AAT Licensed Accountant Posts: 4,071 ? ? ?
    I do hope they aren't using baby oil with the durex - they might be buying nappies next!
  • Natsmomma
    Natsmomma Registered Posts: 39 ? ? ?
    Lingerie and vaseline today........ seriously, I think I need to have a word!!
  • Rinske
    Rinske Registered Posts: 2,453
    Maybe they added a new line of food :)
  • Monsoon
    Monsoon FMAAT, AAT Licensed Accountant Posts: 4,071 ? ? ?
    Do you think if they were an online shop selling adult products they could get away with claiming all these for research? :lol:
  • MarieNoelle
    MarieNoelle Moderator, MAAT, AAT Licensed Accountant Posts: 1,369
    Client entertainment?
  • Sarah-Lou
    Sarah-Lou Registered Posts: 141 ? ? ?
    I had a receipt for the hire of a batman costume!! It was around new years eve and client did admit he hadn't meant to send it to me but boy did i laugh!!
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