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Self assessment....internet charges

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hagred Tue 23-Jun-15 06:51:20

I'm just about to do my first self assessment. I'm a consultant, generally working from home, but travel between 2 and 10 days a month for meetings/site visits etc.

Can I claim all or some of my internet bill as a company expense?
If only some of it, how do I work out/justify how much?

TalkinPeace Tue 23-Jun-15 13:55:49

If its a flat fee, you should be OK.
Lots of other info on here
talkinpeace2.blogspot.co.uk/2014/09/here-is-list-of-questions-i-most.html

ChablisLover Thu 25-Jun-15 13:52:03

You can only claim for the business element of any costs. So if you use the internet, car, phone, printer etc for private use only you should estimate a private use percentage and only claim for the element of business use.

so say the internet bill is £400 per year and you estimate that you use it 50% privately you should only claim £200 against your income

TalkinPeace Fri 26-Jun-15 13:20:51

Technically, yes,
but where the service is a non metered flat fee
eg broadband capable of dealing with the HMRC site is £8 per month
then the fact that it can be used for other things in between is irrelevant.

have argued the toss at a couple of inspections on exactly that point.

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