Overview

If you’re ltd, your business will have various running costs. You can deduct some of these costs to work out your taxable profit as long as they’re allowable expenses.

Example: Your turnover is £40,000, and you claim £10,000 in allowable expenses. You only pay tax on the remaining £30,000 – known as your taxable profit.

Costs you can claim as allowable expenses

These include:

A

Accommodation

Assets bought, sold or given

Assets made available to an employee

B

Bank charges

Bikes for employees

Bonuses

Business travel mileage for employees’ own vehicles

C

Car parking charges

Cash sum payments to employees

Childcare

Christmas bonuses

Clothing

Club Membership

Company cars and fuel

Company vans and fuel

Compensation for injuries at work

Computers loaned to an employee

Congestion charges

Coronavirus (COVID-19) tests and equipment

Counselling for employees

Credit, debit and charge cards

E

Employee liabilities and indemnity insurance

Employee suggestion schemes

Entertainment

Examination grants

F

Food and groceries

H

Holidays

Home phones

Homeworking

I

Incidental overnight expenses

Income tax paid on directors’ behalf

Items for disabled employees

L

Loans provided to employees

Long-service awards

Lost-time payments

M

Meals for employees and directors

Medical or dental treatment and insurance

Miners’ coal

Mobile phones

O

Office and workshop equipment and supplies

Offshore transfers in the oil and gas industries

P

Parking spaces

Personal bills

Private use of heavy goods vehicles

Public transport

R

Relocation costs

Retirement benefit schemes

S

Scholarship for an employee’s family member

School fees for an employee’s child

Social functions and parties

Sporting or recreational facilities

Subscriptions and professional fees

T

Third-party awards

Tool allowances

Training payments

Travel

Trivial benefits

V

Vouchers

W

Works bus services

Madeleine


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