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Professional clothing allowance of DJ

James Marston queried the tax allowance of an entertainers professional clothing in his query of 6 December 2006. The client was a DJ and the relevant shirts and trousers were only worn when he was performing. However, during an Enquiry, the inspector was seeking to disallow the expenditure. James later stated that the clothing worn was glitzy and not suitable for normal wear.

A subsequent add on question concerned a Louis Vuitton suitcase that was used. My view on that alone is that this expenditure was not allowable, as the suitcase could clearly be used for normal living purpos...

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