Claiming laundry as business expense

Grannysue

Member
Livestock Farmer
Can anyone advise if self employed person can claim for laundry of work gear as a business expense, rather than the flat £60 tax relief., which I think only applied for employed farmers.
 

Kiwi Pete

Member
Livestock Farmer
Yes, most definitely.
What you arrive at a job "looking like" is just as relevant a business expense as having signwriting on your vehicle or having your suit drycleaned.
It's completely right to claim any expenses incurred on the basis that how you appear is part of your 'personal brand'

good to pay tax - good to save tax
 

caveman

Member
Location
East Sussex.
This is getting out of hand, I suppose all those hookers and whisky could go down as 'well-being' expenses as well.
Huh.
An accountant I used years ago had a "Working Lady" successfully claim for her double glazing as the neighbours complained about the noise previously.

@Grannysue

Get an industrial washing machine and start washing horse rugs and such as a sideline and do all your household laundry in it on the business.
 

pgk

Member
definitely claim as an expense . Similarly, the new washing machine and washing powder should be an expense too
Only if you apportion that to the business use. The test to be allowable is "wholly and exclusively for the purpose of the trade". Thus washing soiled workwear is an allowable deduction, just be sensible on arriving at the deduction claimed and leave a foot print of how you calculated it should you be challenged.
 

Bald Rick

Moderator
Livestock Farmer
Location
Anglesey
This reminds me of the urban myth about the farmer who bought his champagne on the business.

When challenged, he said that he needed the empty bottles to drench his cattle.

”But why champagne?”

”Well, you’ve got to use a bottle with a strong neck, haven’t you?”.

I believe there was/is a beverage called Sheep Dip ....
May be apocryphal but think quite a few Welsh farmers were getting the "vat" back
 

primmiemoo

Member
Location
Devon
Can anyone advise if self employed person can claim for laundry of work gear as a business expense, rather than the flat £60 tax relief., which I think only applied for employed farmers.
A rule of thumb is to claim for a third for business, from what I've been advised in the past.

Nobody washes the prolapse harnesses in the machine, but it does see hard use with overalls and other work clothing ~ as well as small livestock rugs at appropriate times.
 
A rule of thumb is to claim for a third for business, from what I've been advised in the past.

Nobody washes the prolapse harnesses in the machine, but it does see hard use with overalls and other work clothing ~ as well as small livestock rugs at appropriate times.
I reckon I could legitimately claim for in excess of 90% of my washing as been work related.
Maybe I should get out more 😂😂😂
 

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A man has pleaded guilty at Newtownards Magistrates’ Court to waste offences relating to a bonfire next to the electrical sub-station on the Circular Road in Newtownards, Co. Down.

Gareth Gill (51) of Abbot’s Walk, Newtownards pleaded guilty to two charges under the Waste and Contaminated Land (Northern Ireland) Order 1997, for which he was fined £150 each and ordered to pay a £15 offender’s levy

On June 25, 2018, PSNI officers went to Gill’s yard, where they found a large amount of waste consisting of scrap wood, pallets, carpet and underlay.

Discussion with Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) officers confirmed the site...
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