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etherson8
21st May 2010, 05:08 PM
Alrite lads. Ive a question maybe someone can answer:

I chucked the offshore game last year for a 9 month stint in the pub. I then started doing price work through the CIS scheme a couple of months ago. At the end of last year i paid for my survival refresher and medical myself, plus im gonna pay for the inspection course. Does anyone know if i can claim all this back at the end of this tax year and if i can, can i backdate it to the stuff i paid for before i got my UTR?

scaffarobbo
22nd May 2010, 08:31 AM
Ha ha shouldn`t have spent so much time in the boozer .

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Call an acountant today my freind and they will put you wise to the ways of getting money from the tax man .Most calls for advice are free of charge (wipe the sweat from your brow) they will also give you advice as to what training you can claim back . Cheers .

aom
22nd May 2010, 04:52 PM
A scaffs dream, we all think were living the dream to get 9 hours in the pub.:push:

I reckon you might have to be economical with the truth with your accountant as it's not a bussiness expense in relation to your current activity unless you are hoping to get back offshore as self employed. Scaffarobo is right, speak to an accoutant.

etherson8
23rd May 2010, 09:58 AM
I was gonna see an accountant anyway, i was just asking about to see if anyone on here had any previous experience of this sort of thing.
Oh, and training (which at the end of the day it is) to gain further employment in your current activity whether you go p.a.y.e next year or stay self-employed surely comes down to business expenses..........

scaffarobbo
23rd May 2010, 11:03 AM
Talking to one of the lads out here mate and he reckons if you are currently working self employed (paying your own stamp) you can claim all training as long as you can show the certs and receipts . This can be done retrospectively but must be done on a self assesment tax form . Hope this helps , cheers .

BetterTAX
17th July 2010, 01:41 PM
hi etherson8,

if you havent sorted things out yet, we're happy to give you some free advice and help :o). CIS and PAYE tax stuff is our thing, and only for tradesmen :)

scaffarobbo
17th July 2010, 04:49 PM
Hello bettertax , could you answer this question , if someone was paye and working offshore and decided to do agency work on their time of under a utr number what would the taxman say about it (apart from "you greedy bugger") .

BetterTAX
18th July 2010, 09:07 AM
hi scaffarobbo,

bear with me on this one... i'll get the answer by tomorrow :). didnt want you to think i was ignoring you!

BetterTAX
19th July 2010, 09:22 AM
hiya scaffarobbo,

You’re entitled to work for as many employers as you want (unless a contract that you have signed with any of them forbids or restricts it)

You are perfectly at liberty to accept any additional employments as you see fit.

If you have a utr number, it is my guess that you are every year requested to complete a Self Assessment Tax Return by HMRC –(if this is not so, then you need to organise it – or tell me so that I can arrange it for you)- This will allow you (or us) to complete your returns in such a way as to be able to list any and all employments and claim for any tax rebates you may be entitled to – for not only your utr employments but possibly your PAYE employment too.

Hope that helps, or feel free to get in touch for a quick & informal chat. :)

Rigger
20th July 2010, 12:39 PM
Hi Better Tax

An informative post :bigsmile:

I knew you would get the idea and ethos of the Scaffoldersforum in the end
we are about helping each other and sharing our knowedge for FREE

Many of us on here run businesses of our own but we do not use the Forum to push our services.I believe there is a way to place sponsership and adverts on the site if you contact Ad-Min

Thanks again for the post

BetterTAX
20th July 2010, 02:54 PM
Thanks for your mail although I found the first line rather surprising,



I knew you would get the idea and ethos of the Scaffoldersforum in the end
we are about helping each other and sharing our knowedge for FREE

as I’m not aware that the Bettertax ethos of ‘giving free advice’ had ever changed since it’s day of inception, however a girl like me :toung: can only but appreciate the complimentary spirit of your post… although I’m just a lady who specialises in tradesmen’s tax refunds - I do have one tiny, itsy-bitsy little question I’ve been pondering… you say



Many of us on here run businesses of our own but we do not use the Forum to push our services :confused:

and maybe I’m just having a ‘female moment’ wondering not why, but even how - a scaffolder would “push” his scaffolding services to other scaffolders? :nuts:

Now… don’t be hatin’ xx

Thanks again for the reply, and the now quite warm welcome to the scaffoldersforum :)

Rosie

Rigger
20th July 2010, 07:11 PM
Thanks for the info Rosie dear :)

steve gregory
20th July 2010, 07:20 PM
any training is tax deductable... as is every workman in the uk is allowed £120 for tools. Dont claim--- your loss....

BetterTAX
21st July 2010, 11:55 AM
any training is tax deductable... Sorry, but not all training is tax deductable - (it depends on a couple of factors - which I can advise further on)
as is every workman in the uk is allowed £120 for tools. Dont claim--- your loss.... Again, I'm sorry to contradict Steve, but your post implies that there is a limit that can be claimed for tools... but frankly there is no limit, I've recently claimed in excess of £5000 for tools for one of my clients. HTH :)



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