Have a painter & decorator client. Accounts are a dream to do. Very well organised.
But he is in the middle of a sticky divorce, and all of his profits have been used for upkeep of separated wife as well as his own home arrangements. There is no sign of any financial frivolity. He is just paying for "life's essentials."
He is as financially stretched as Elastigirl. So he has no reserve to pay his income tax.
I have claimed everything allowable which passes through his business accounts, including high % of motor expenses. I have also claimed laundry (£8 x 45 weeks = £360) (he thrashed 2 washing machines in a year) plus business use of rented home. He uses 1/8th of his home as a storage bay for his equipment (half of living room) so I have claimed 1/8 of all home running costs. This equates to £750 per annum for business use of rented home.
Apart from that, I cannot see anything else remotely possible to claim. He bought a shed for storage (£220) but cannot see that qualifies for any allowances (based on previous AW Any Answers).
So does anyone out there who deals with painters and decorators know of any other expenses which are possible to claim which I may have overlooked. I just cannot think of anything else.
(P.S. Yes, I have claimed for the cost of paint and brushes, before you ask!).