Home use tax spreadsheet goes viral

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In September 2009, former finance director Mark Telford set up on his own as a sole practitioner working from home in Kent.

As part of his preparations, he created a website and joined networks like LinkedIn. All sensible ways to build a client base. But when he posted about a straightforward “use of home as office” calculation spreadsheet, he set off a minor feeding frenzy.

More than 230 contacts requested the spreadsheet.

“I’m sick and tired of seeing discussions [on LinkedIn] which are trying a hard sell,” Telford said. “By offering information for free, I managed to engage with potential clients and have what you could call a ‘warm referral’ for future work.

Telford had concocted the calculator to deal with his own situation, but quickly realised there would be others in the same boat. “I had completely underestimated the amount I could reasonably claim as business expenses. For a long time, it was widely accepted that individuals could charge a nominal £2 per week [rising to £3 a week from August 2009) as a notional tax deductible expense in respect of using a room within their home for business,” he said.

If you would like a copy of Mark's home use tax calculator, email your request to him via Info [at] telfordassociates.com.

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29th Apr 2011 14:20

Can I have a copy?

Thank you for all the interest shown by everyone.

Just to confirm, I will send a copy to everyone who would like to see it. 

Thanks

Mark

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11th Feb 2012 14:15

Hello Mark,

 

Please could I have a copy of your spreadsheet? Thank you.

 

With kind regards,

 

Stephanie

 

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03rd May 2011 09:05

working from home excel spreadsheet

I would like a copy of the working from home spreadsheet.

Please let me know how I can download it.

 

Thank you.

 

Martin Wilkins FCCA

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06th May 2011 08:34

Copy for me too please.

Hi Mark

Please send me a copy.

Thank you very much.

Jenny

 

 

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06th May 2011 13:25

E-mail address

Hi Jenny

 

Can you send me your e-mail address.

 

Thanks

 

Mark 

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19th Aug 2011 00:54

Kent accountants using Xero

Does anyone else want a copy?

 

If so, please contact me via the website:

 

 

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15th May 2012 22:33

The well recommended spreadsheet

Hello Mark,

After an interesting read, could I always request a copy to be sent to myself as well if not too late?

Thank you very much

Tom

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Copy sent

If you didn't receive one, please PM me with your e-mail address.

Thanks

Mark

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By vicadm
30th Jul 2012 11:24

spreadsheet

Me too please (hope that you aren't bored by now...)

debbie[at]vicarageaccounts.co.uk

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30th Jul 2012 12:48

Spreadsheet

Mark,

Would be grateful for a copy of your Spreadsheet.

cdickson(at)btinternet.com

Many Thanks,

 

Clyde

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21st Aug 2012 22:12

home as office spreadsheet

Mark

If this is still live can you please email me a copy of your spreadsheet? Thanks 

 

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