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What Can Be Claimed Back From The Inland Revenue?

When working in a self-employed capacity in the UK certain items, directly related to the business, can be claimed back, in part, from the Inland Revenue. To do this, freelancers need to prove:

  • what has been purchased
  • where it was purchased from
  • how much it cost
  • when it was purchased


So, the above details, along with the accompanying receipts should be kept for the following items:

  • stationary
  • equipment
  • postage
  • photocopying
  • bank charges
  • phone/internet bills
  • courses
  • travel to meetings
  • membership of professional bodies
  • business related training


And if working from home:

  • part of the utility bills


Remember, always check with your accountant or the Inland Revenue if you are not sure what qualifies as an expense.

If you want to find out more about being a freelance writer or copywriter request details for either The Writers Bureau’s Creative Writing Course or Complete Copywriting Course.


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