I am having a big dilemma. What can be claimed if you work as a dancer/ stripper in a night club? I am struggling because I have completed a self assessment tax return and I have tried to deduct some expenses related with this kind of work. Eg: Nails, Hair, Make-up, Gym,Dresses etc.
My accountant asked me for all the invoices and receipts that I have and I want to claim as expenses. In my work contract are stipulated some clauses where it says that the dancer needs to be well presented and there is a specific dress code: High heels ,cocktail dresses, long dresses, make up, lingerie etc. Another criteria requested is to stay fit otherwise you will be fired.
After the self assessment was completed and sent, I received a letter from HMRC saying that all the things mentioned above have an obvious duality and therefore not allowable. The main question is: If this expenses aren't related with this job, what else is?
Because in my opinion this are the only expenses that can be claimed in this field of work. The HMRC advisor considers that all my income is a profit and nothing can be deducted. I think this is not fair because it is obviously necessary to invest in those things in order to perform this job.
Can anyone advise me in this matter?
What response should I give back to HMRC advisor and how can I explain that the expenses are related with work? If anyone can help I will really appreciate it .
If you need more details please let me know. Thank you!