Self employed security guy is claiming £10/day for meals. They are not itinerant. They travel from home to a huge sea port every day. They say 'their mates have put the £10/day in theor tax returns..why cant I?'
I have shown them links to Gov.uk and other links showing that this only applies to employees and because their journeys are not outside a usual pattern, they cant claim these costs but he is completely adamant he wants the costs in his tax return.
Do I include them and then put a disclaimer in my cover letter, or hold fast and dont include and he goes to another accountant?