Self employed - permanent work place

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  1. kirstie27488

    kirstie27488 UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Hi everyone,

    Can someone lead me to the HMRC page where i can get some clarity on a 'permanent place of work'

    I have a client that is a therapist and most of his work is at on place where he claims parking tickets and mileage, so i really need to find the up to date rules.

    Thanks in advance
     
    Posted: Jul 10, 2015 By: kirstie27488 Member since: Apr 6, 2010
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  3. David Griffiths

    David Griffiths UKBF Legend Full Member - Verified Business

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    The link above is for employment expenses and so not fully relevant to the self employed

    There have been a couple of tribunal cases on the issue recently, all won by the Revenue.

    The first involved Doctor Samadian and his visits to two private hospitalts - llink here

    The other I can't link to at the moment but was an air instructor claiming for travel expenses to two different airfields where he taught his students. He lost.

    I think that you therapist client will be in the same position and get no deduction if HMRC check his return
     
    Posted: Jul 10, 2015 By: David Griffiths Member since: Jun 21, 2008
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    Posted: Jul 10, 2015 By: john1989 Member since: Jan 1, 1970
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  5. atmosbob

    atmosbob UKBF Ace Free Member

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    Seems very unfair.

    Would the outcome have been different if the air instructor had a shed in his garden to use as a home office, had a separate phone line and on some days drove between the 2 airports I wonder.
     
    Posted: Jul 10, 2015 By: atmosbob Member since: Oct 26, 2009
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  6. David Griffiths

    David Griffiths UKBF Legend Full Member - Verified Business

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    Doesn't seem at all unfair to me. He can't really do any meaningful work at home other than a bit of papre shuffling, The reality is that the business is carried out at the airports and there's no tax relief for home to work for employees or self employed.

    Lots of businesses have got away with making claims for what is essentially commuting but it seems that the sun might stop shining on that tittle haymaker.
     
    Posted: Jul 11, 2015 By: David Griffiths Member since: Jun 21, 2008
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