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.definitely claim as an expense . Similarly, the new washing machine and washing powder should be an expense too
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?”.
A rule of thumb is to claim for a third for business, from what I've been advised in the past.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.
I reckon I could legitimately claim for in excess of 90% of my washing as been work related.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.