Home use tax spreadsheet goes viral

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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Can I have a copy?

telfordaca | | Permalink

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

working from home excel spreadsheet

SouthEssex | | Permalink

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

Copy for me too please.

jcurbishley | | Permalink

Hi Mark

Please send me a copy.

Thank you very much.

Jenny

 

 

E-mail address

telfordaca | | Permalink

Hi Jenny

 

Can you send me your e-mail address.

 

Thanks

 

Mark 

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Spreadsheet

lindaward | | Permalink

 Hi Mark,

 Could I please have a copy of your spreadsheet too.

 Like yourself I work from home and costs incurred are quite vast in comparison to the allowance.

 Thank you,

 Linda

 lindaward@accountsguru.biz

 

 

Spreadsheet request

RahulD | | Permalink

Hi Mark,

Can I please also request a copy. My e-mail address is rahul_desai1@yahoo.co.uk.

Kind regards,

 

Rahul Desai

Home use Spreadsheet request

thomask1 | | Permalink

Hi Mark,

I'd would like to receive your spreadsheet - kevin_t_thomas@hotmail.com.

Many thanks

Kevin

Spreadsheet

Choccie | | Permalink

Hi Mark,

Could I request a copy please. iain@buttonsolutions.co.uk

Many thanks

SPREADSHEET

ACCOUNTWRYTELTD | | Permalink

Hi

Could I have a copy please? dawn@accountwryteltd.co.uk

use of home spreadsheet

el simon | | Permalink

me too please!

copy to simon@coopportunity.org.uk

many thanks

And me as well, please

cwilson | | Permalink

Email: admin@smithswools.co.uk

 

Many thanks,

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Hi Mark

kevinringer | | Permalink

I'd be grateful if you would send one to me too please, kevin.ringer@haroldsmith.co.uk. Thanks

Lifesaver?

Homeworker | | Permalink

I have just spent 20 minutes scrolling through the many sites advising on this to try to find a definite answer.  Would love to have a copy of your spreadsheet too please!

lindabuckland@ntlworld.com

Kent accountants using Xero

telfordaca | | Permalink

Does anyone else want a copy?

 

If so, please contact me via the website:

 

 

Use of home spreadsheet

JWBKK | | Permalink

Hi Mark

Please could you e-mail across your spreadsheet to janetw-bkk@btconnect.com.

Many thanks

Janet Whalley

 

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Spreadsheet

stratty | | Permalink

Can you send me the spreadsheet please?

james.stratford@gmail.com

Nice one :o)

Me too!

sue.hill | | Permalink

Yes Please!

lrhem | | Permalink

I would be grateful if you could send me a copy too please to :

lrhem@yahoo.co.uk

Thank you.

Me too please

Lilian Arnold | | Permalink

Would love a copy thanks

lilian.arnold@virgin.net

 

Much appreciated

..and me please

davefish | | Permalink

Muh appreciated.

 

davefish@ntlworld.com

..if its not too late

angusbruce | | Permalink

would be very much appreciated if you could send to me too.

 

Many thanks

pauline.allan@virgin.net

me too please

louise.fletcher | | Permalink

would be very much appreciated if you could send to me too. louisefletcher@hotmail.com
Thank you

I would appreciate one too...

RALH | | Permalink

Thank you in advance. Email to warpdrive@btinternet.com please.

Spreadsheet - still available?

rjwaberuk | | Permalink

If still available - can I have a copy of the spreadsheet please?

rjwaberuk@btinternet.com

Thank you..

Hello Mark,

Stephanie Pettitt | | Permalink

Hello Mark,

 

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

 

With kind regards,

 

Stephanie

 

The well recommended spreadsheet

Bloodyoshi | | Permalink

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

Mark,

david2211 | | Permalink

Mark,

 

Please email a copy of the spreadsheet to me if still possible.

David

DRobertson010@aol.com

Hello Mark,

TB | | Permalink

Hello Mark,

Is it possible to request a copy of your spreadsheet?

If it is please email one to tbbotev@yahoo.com

Thank you.

TB

 

Request

daymar | | Permalink

Good morning Mark - may I have a copy of the spreadsheet please ?

 

Thank you in advance - david.pugh@daymar.com

 

Hello Mark

JuliaOxlade | | Permalink

Hello Mark

Please may I have a copy of the spreadsheet?

Many thanks

julia@oxlade.com

 

 

us eof home

nickpeplow | | Permalink

Hi Mark,
Please may I have a copy of the spreadsheet.
nrpeplow@btconnect.com

Use of Home

Andrew1946 | | Permalink

Hi Mark,

 

For fear of  over burdening you, I would also appreciate having a copy of your spreadsheet

 

Many Thanks in anticipation

 

Nigel

 

nigelburris@talktalk.net

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Use of Home

mhorsnell | | Permalink

hi

Please may I have a copy of the spreadsheet.

 

mph@ewr.co.uk

 

thanks

 

spreadsheet

lynn2603 | | Permalink

Please could i have a copy

lynn2603@sky.com

Thank you

Lynn

 

Use of home spreadsheet

coolderry007 | | Permalink

Hi Mark,

I would be grateful if you would forward me a copy

clarnagh@yahoo.co.uk

Many thanks

Brendan

 

Spreadsheet

Sam@denby.org.uk | | Permalink

May I have a copy of this spreadsheet, sound like it would ease a lot of unnecessary stress!

sam@sldaccountants.com

Thank you Sam

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Copy sent

Kent accountant | | Permalink

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

Thanks

Mark

spreadsheet

atulthakrar | | Permalink

Dear Mark

Please can I also have a copy of the spreadsheet. Thanks in advance .

Atul Thakrar

atul.thakrar@gmail.com

 

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Spreadsheet

Suntree | | Permalink

Hello Mark,

I would appreciate if you could email me  the spreadsheet as well?

rasa.mcclure@gmail.com

 

 

 

Spreadsheet

haroldsteptoe | | Permalink

Hi Mark, a popular rolling request...I would also really appreciate a copy of the spreadsheet

tonydover@btinternet.com

Thanks

spreadsheet

maureen | | Permalink

Hi Mark

Would appreciate copy of spreadsheet.

 

maureenjanette@btinternet.com

spreadsheet

vicadm | | Permalink

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

debbie[at]vicarageaccounts.co.uk

Spreadsheet

keyson2004 | | Permalink

Mark,

Would be grateful for a copy of your Spreadsheet.

cdickson(at)btinternet.com

Many Thanks,

 

Clyde

spreadsheet

chancewind | | Permalink

Hi Mark

 

Could i also bother you with a copy of your spread sheet.  Many thanks

hollygilbert9@gmail.com

 

Holly

Spreadsheet

John888 | | Permalink

Hi Mark

 

Please send me a copy of your spreadsheet.

 

jnads@sky.com

 

Many thanks

 

John

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home as office spreadsheet

lauren69 | | Permalink

Mark

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

 

working from home spreadsheet

rochgood.co.uk | | Permalink

i would be very grateful if you would let me have a copy

 

Many thanks

 

Paul Rochman

paul@rochgood.co.uk

 

 

Working from home

Freshman | | Permalink

Hi there

 

could I please also have a copy

Thanks

 

Karen

ketaylor40@ntlworld.com

Me please

ilico | | Permalink

I'd like a copy of your spreadsheet if available

iliasjohn@hotmail.com

 

Thank you

Working from home

csmith8757 | | Permalink

I'd like a copy if possible.

chris@ibs2001.co.uk

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