What expenses can I claim for when self employed?

Tuesday, December 21st, 2010

I recently registered but I am unsure what invoices I need to be keeping. I am very bad with my paperwork, so could do with any help.

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011


You need to keep any work related expenses so that if HMRC wants to confirm an expense you will have proof.

You can deduct a great deal of your business expenses to calculate your businesses profit – however , you can’t deduct any private spending. And you may claim special reliefs for certain ‘capital expenditure’ – one-off expenses to acquire or improve an asset you keep and use for the business.

Sunday, March 27th, 2011


I am a self employed courier can I claim back of my mobile phone charges as I have to be contactable. I also have to have plugged in and charged every day the PDA supplied to me.Can I claim any electrical expenses.
I have heard you can claim £6 for socks and £20 for shoes is this true????
As I use my own vehicle for my job apart from travel expenses,can I claim fair for wear and tear expenses, ins,tax, tyres, mot

Monday, May 23rd, 2011


I’m a self employed courier and was wondering how much i can claim using room of house as an office?