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Self employed painter/decortor

JanejJanej Feels At HomeNorth YorkshireRegistered Posts: 50
Just got a quick question. I have a new client who is a sole trader painter/decorator, I think I am right in saying that he can put the cost of his protective overalls & safety boots through his business but can he also put an amount for laundry expenses through ?? Is there a HMRC set amount that is allowed as in some other professions - I cant seem to find it anywhere on HMRC website.


  • imeldabyeimeldabye Well-Known Registered Posts: 147
    You could take a look at this, however it is for employed persons, I would say thought that the principle still employs to self-employed?
  • T.C.T.C. Experienced Mentor Registered, Tutor Posts: 1,448
    Always a grey area....just be sensible with any laundry costs. Basically he needs to justify the costs. How often does he actually wash the overalls...how much does it actually cost to wash them?
  • JanejJanej Feels At Home North YorkshireRegistered Posts: 50
    Thanks for your comments.
    I have had a look and think it may be more hassle than it is actually worth to allow for his laundry costs. Just couldn't seem to find it anywhere on HMRC website. :huh:
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