Can I claim just eat service charge as an expense

I am the owner of a small cafe take away, can I claim just eat service charges as an expense

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I am the owner of a small take away cafe, I am vat registered. I was wondering if I can claim just eat/uber eats service charges back as an expense in my tax return. Thank you for your help in advance.

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David Winch
By David Winch
23rd Apr 2024 22:17

Yes. Your VAT output is the amount the customer pays (the full amount the customer pays, not the amount you receive from Just Eat). Your VAT input is the charge that Just Eat make (and is shown on the statements you get from them).
David

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By [email protected]
23rd Apr 2024 22:40

Thank you

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By lionofludesch
23rd Apr 2024 22:28

If you don't know that, you need an accountant.

Ask yourself "what else don't I know?"

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By [email protected]
23rd Apr 2024 22:40

The problem is, I do have an accountant, and I don’t think they are doing their job right. I wanted to check this before I speak to them tomorrow.

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By lionofludesch
23rd Apr 2024 23:06

In that case, hope this helps.

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By rmillaree
24th Apr 2024 08:41

thats a worry your accountant should ooze confidence and be happy to explain stuff in detail - albeit we are all aware sometimes we tell it straight and people dont get it.

the onus is on your really to be communicating stuff to tehm procatively - ideally to avoid doubt full example of how all sales fall through the sytem the better.

Never be afraid to shop around if your current accountant is sketchy and vague - a good accountant should evidence themselves quite quickly.

Unfortunately unravelling these complex till systems can be a big job for bothn parties this can be time consuming and it can take a bit of tiome to get up to speeed. Keeping foll transaction rec for short period shwoing how all sales flow through the system from start to end so that the "how it works" is vital really if you dont want to be wasting acountants time - the onus is on you to provide workable stuff to them.

Oh and dont foregt about treatment of tips

good luck

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By rmillaree
24th Apr 2024 08:41

thats a worry your accountant should ooze confidence and be happy to explain stuff in detail - albeit we are all aware sometimes we tell it straight and people dont get it.

the onus is on your really to be communicating stuff to tehm procatively - ideally to avoid doubt full example of how all sales fall through the sytem the better.

Never be afraid to shop around if your current accountant is sketchy and vague - a good accountant should evidence themselves quite quickly.

Unfortunately unravelling these complex till systems can be a big job for bothn parties this can be time consuming and it can take a bit of tiome to get up to speeed. Keeping foll transaction rec for short period shwoing how all sales flow through the system from start to end so that the "how it works" is vital really if you dont want to be wasting acountants time - the onus is on you to provide workable stuff to them.

Oh and dont foregt about treatment of tips

good luck

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By Tom+Cross
24th Apr 2024 14:15

Grab him, or her, warmly by the throat. It always works for me.

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By Paul Crowley
24th Apr 2024 15:46

What exactly do you think they are doing wrong?

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By rmillaree
24th Apr 2024 08:36

just eat/uber eats service charges back as an expense in my tax return.

yes you can - note you need to make sure you dont fall into teh trap of understating your sales though - particuallry ref vat thats super important #

so if sales 120
and fees 20
and youi end up with 100 net paid into your bank

you cannot declare 100 as sales then claim 20 in expenses

you must declare 120 sales and 20 in fees

its so easy to make errors here if you are not careful or clued up when the amounts coming into your bank may be after various technical adjusts

really all sales should be cross checked back to total per till or other suitable documentation that you know is full and complete.

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By Postingcomments
24th Apr 2024 14:13

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By Paul Crowley
24th Apr 2024 15:44

Do the accounts show income as per the bank?
How is the income calculated for VAT purposes?

Any decent accountant could explain it a fairly short telephone call.

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By [email protected]
24th Apr 2024 15:54

All has been sorted, thank you all for the advice. Mark

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By lionofludesch
24th Apr 2024 16:12

The most difficult thing for the DIY layman bookkeeper to get his head around is probably contra transactions.

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By rmillaree
24th Apr 2024 16:30

to be honest i have seen a couple of these fancy tills that have had me in a merry (or not so ) lather. all it takes is tips - 3 payment methods vouchers cash in and vouchers old - tips and saales of tiny marshmalows - standard marshmallows and gigantic marshmallows - with external link to uber which has their own set of complimentary fees.

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