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Posted Sat, 24 Dec 2022 01:17:16 GMT by Tim Hunt
I am self employed as a courier and a bouncer/guard. For the purpose of self assessment, my understanding is i will need to physically put this down as two separate jobs, keep two sets of accounts etc. Some of my expenses apply to both jobs, for example i buy some safety equipment to use on both jobs, i use my laptop for both jobs, i use my mobile for both jobs etc. Is it considered appropriate simply to split these expenses 50/50?
Posted Thu, 29 Dec 2022 12:15:30 GMT by
Hi Tim Hunt,

You will split the business use according to each job.

Any items purchased that are used for private use also, eg laptop and phone, must be apportioned after the private use has been deducted.

Further guidance is at: 

Expenses if you're self-employed

Thank you. 

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