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Site radio - allowable expense ?

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Looking for a show of hands to help settle an internal office debate on whether a site radio is an allowable expense for a one-man landscaping company.

 

 

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By Tax Dragon
26th Sep 2020 10:07

I was depressed on so many levels when I read the previous OP about ER and GAAR.

You have uncovered yet more layers to depress me on. Is this a serious question? Your tag is CT, not fun, so I'm guessing so. So... show of hands??! There are rules that'll give you the answer.

Also guessing it's a corporate employer. But a one woman band? If a serious question, provide some f-facts.

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By lionofludesch
26th Sep 2020 10:09

Tax Dragon wrote:

Also guessing it's a corporate employer. But a one woman band? If a serious question, provide some f-facts.

Get that stutter checked out.

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By L Haldane
26th Sep 2020 10:17

Simple question. One-man construction company paid for a site radio. Cost £110. Would you consider this to be an allowable business expense for CT purposes ?

Some in our office say yes, others say no. Looking to AW to settle the debate.

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By the_drookit_dug
26th Sep 2020 11:13

Pretty sure I wouldn't be adding back the cost of an office radio if I saw it among miscellaneous expenditure.

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By WhichTyler
26th Sep 2020 11:20

Agreed, though choosing one of this value that is going to get chucked in & out of the van might make me wonder if the real use is likely to be in the owners home...

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By paul.benny
26th Sep 2020 13:06

This is exactly the sort of price of the ruggedised radios sold at Screwfix etc.

I vote allowable.

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By lionofludesch
26th Sep 2020 11:21

the_drookit_dug wrote:

Pretty sure I wouldn't be adding back the cost of an office radio if I saw it among miscellaneous expenditure.

Charging to DLA, you mean.

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By the_drookit_dug
28th Sep 2020 12:02

lionofludesch wrote:

the_drookit_dug wrote:

Pretty sure I wouldn't be adding back the cost of an office radio if I saw it among miscellaneous expenditure.

Charging to DLA, you mean.

Sure, had my unincorporated hat on there.

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By Tax Dragon
28th Sep 2020 12:19

With the question as originally asked, there wasn't much clue (apart from the tag) as to what hat to take out of the wardrobe.

An edited OP. Just another layer on which this thread depresses me.

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By Wilson Philips
26th Sep 2020 11:42

It depends.

Does that help you?

And don’t forget the cost of the PRS licence

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By Paul Crowley
26th Sep 2020 12:41

If less than £50 then who cares, just a trivial benefit
If bought from screwfix I would not bother looking at the receipts
If client says use on site only I would believe but warn.
Real life unlikely to be a big issue even if there is an enquiry. HMRC would be looking for unrecorded income.
Is radio covered in mud and creosote? If so would she want it in her kitchen

We have had builders and decorators that bring radios covered in debris and paint to the office. Do not think wife would permit them through the front door

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By Cloudcounter
26th Sep 2020 12:49

Paul Crowley wrote:

We have had builders and decorators that bring radios covered in debris and paint to the office. Do not think wife would permit them through the front door

Even if the decorators were painting her house? ;-)

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By Paul Crowley
26th Sep 2020 13:52

People are forgiving to tradesmen, even give then cups of tea.
No such consideration for loved ones

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By lionofludesch
26th Sep 2020 14:52

Paul Crowley wrote:

Is radio covered in mud and creosote?

I knew a bloke who had dropped his phone in a bath of plaster at some point.

Still worked.

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By DJKL
26th Sep 2020 14:22

Imho depends on what stations have been programmed to the preset buttons, at a minimum, to be allowable, must have set up Radio4, Radio Scotland & Absolute Classic Rock as presets, but other accountants will have different criteria.

p.s. bit miffed I did not think to claim my Roberts Dab as an expense of my company when I was in practice, if I could buy unlimited vinyl from my practice profits I could be seriously tempted back into practice (would likely need a bigger office).

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By Paul Crowley
26th Sep 2020 14:24

Preset radio 4 makes it allowable.
How else can new covid rules be received and misunderstood

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By Tax Dragon
26th Sep 2020 15:11

But great care must be taken. Using the preset (or indeed merely being able to use the preset) after the 6:30pm watershed could trigger a BIK.

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By whitevanman
26th Sep 2020 15:11

I don't wish to inject a serious note into the thread but am always gobsmacked when I see a question like this.
How many times does it need to be said, the company can choose to provide whatever it wants for it's employees. The cost is almost invariably allowable for CT. The only real question is whether a BIK is chargeable.

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By Tax Dragon
26th Sep 2020 15:13

Perfect timing! Makes it a double jab for double immunity?

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