Hi all - I'm a videographer who travels around the U.K. on various shoots. Last year I decided I needed a van as was running out of space in a standard car for gear and anyone else in the crew. I wanted to convert it to have some sort of living quarters for editing during the day (often I need to show footage to clients and review what's shot) and for staying away in or staying on site. I spoke to my accountant who said I can do it but not use it all for personal use if I want to put it through business and claim vat. After discussing with my wife we decided to take the hit and just pay for it personally in order to have the flexibility to use it ourselves when we wanted. So we bought it before Xmas however a huge curveball: we have got pregnant which has been a suprise as we've been unable to have children for over a decade! So it's great news but this means any personal use of the van is now on hold and I haven't had time to do a conversion, and instead am just using the vehicle for transport and carrying my gear. Is there a way I can backdate my claim even though this was paid for with my personal bank account? (Previously if I've accidentally used my personal account my accountant has advised to class this within my software as employee reimbursements). And if this can be done is there a way I could convert in the future?
thanks so much for helping with a rather unique situation!