Plastic Surgery

Allowable cost?

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we have a client who is working in TV, they want to have plastic surgery to maintain their looks and keep themselves in line for work

 

can any of these costs be put against their income?

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By User deleted
13th Nov 2017 12:05

Why ever not? Are they also making a claim for the cost of their "costumes"?

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By Portia Nina Levin
13th Nov 2017 12:10

So two reasons?

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By andy.partridge
13th Nov 2017 12:22

Who is it and what are they planning to have done?

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By User deleted
13th Nov 2017 13:27

Come on Andy...........................everyone knows it's Polly Filla.

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By andy.partridge
13th Nov 2017 15:44

If they are not going to be more transparent over the issue I would suggest they are abusing the Anonymous facility. Its purpose is to allow the OP to be more open over sensitive matters, not less.

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By ms998
13th Nov 2017 12:39

If it is challenged by HMRC you can't have your tribunal in private

http://www.bailii.org/uk/cases/UKFTT/TC/2017/TC05692.html

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By Accountant A
13th Nov 2017 12:48

Capital expenditure??

Are there not enough parts for oldies?

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By Duggimon
13th Nov 2017 15:47

Will there be any private use of their face or is it solely for business?

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By Chipette
13th Nov 2017 20:16

The OP didn't mention the face.

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By ScribbleD
14th Nov 2017 11:46

Interesting read..

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By mrme89
13th Nov 2017 16:12

Can't possibly answer the question without knowing what income your client is trying to obtain relief against.

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By Mr Hobbit
14th Nov 2017 11:50

What a sad indictment society today. I would bet good money that your client is a woman.

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By andy.partridge
14th Nov 2017 12:21

For me the curious thing about this industry is that the 'enhanced appearance' for the fading star is seldom an improvement and often gives a fake, distorted look. Ideal for sci-fi, maybe.

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By Mr Hobbit
15th Nov 2017 09:58

I completely agree! In fact, the irony of it all is that they often look older after having work. Go figure!

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By euanjohn
17th Nov 2017 10:21

Hi, I act for a number of people in TV/theatre/films and have had various discussions over the years with HMRC. If they operate through a Ltd Co I don't think a deduction is available because the client would benefit socially from the procedure. (So would fail wholly, exclusively and necessarily) If they are a sole trader I have successfully argued a 50% deduction because appearance can be of importance in getting work. The same applies to dentistry because some performers need dental work to help them with enunciation. Hope that helps!

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By Portia Nina Levin
17th Nov 2017 10:31

50% you say... so they use 50% of their appearance for getting work, and 50% of their teeth for enunciation. Interesting.

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