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Claiming travel expenses

Overseas client / contract >24 months

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My client has one client who is based in Ireland, he signed a 36 month contract. He works at the clients premises throughout the week and is based in England so incurs a great deal of travel costs (flights/hotels etc.)

In normal circumstances, I understand no tax relief would be available for these costs but I was wondering if there are any exceptions for the fact that the client is based outside the UK? 

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By paul.benny
28th Mar 2019 13:58

This looks more like employment under a fixed term contract rather than self-employment. It also potentially falls into Irish tax.

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By Accountant A
28th Mar 2019 15:03

SA2016 wrote:

I was wondering if there are any exceptions for the fact that the client is based outside the UK? 

I don't think the law distinguishes that way.

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By SA2016
28th Mar 2019 15:06

BTW - he is operating as a Limited Company.

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By TPAims
02nd Apr 2019 09:07

Yes, claim them. They’re allowable

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By Matrix
28th Mar 2019 15:31

Since the contract exceeds 24 months then it is not a temporary workplace, if the costs are claimed then there is a benefit in kind for the Director.

I would definitely look at IR35.

Separately, I assume that the client has negotiated a rate to cover the additional travel.

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