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CIS and working away from home

Ryan Mundy MAATRyan Mundy MAAT Just JoinedSouth WestMAAT, AAT Licensed Accountant Posts: 22

I have a few questions please.
  1. Am I right in thinking that 'glasses' aren't an allowable expense, even when required for driving in a driving intensive trade?
  2. A CIS contractor borrowed £2,000 from a company they contracted for. The company deducted CIS, even though it was a loan. How would you deal with this on the tax return?
  3. A CIS contractor worked away from home for 3 months and had to stay overnight. He has claimed travel and accommodation costs. Would he be able to claim £5 per day for personal incidental expenses without receipts. No meals or food costs have been claimed. No receipts!

Many thanks in advance.


  • deanshepherddeanshepherd Font Of All Knowledge Registered Posts: 1,809
    Here is a good article for you to read regarding the glasses.. http://www.taxation.co.uk/taxation/Articles/2012/05/16/39361/what-spectacle
  • T.C.T.C. Experienced Mentor Registered, Tutor Posts: 1,448
    1. No glasses are not allowable as they are not solely for business use.
    2. It seems like it has been treated as 'payment in advance', rather than a 'loan', so I would treat it as that.
    3. I would say yes to the accommodation, but not to the 'incidental' expenses.
    Does everyone agree??
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