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Posted Thu, 28 Mar 2024 07:37:09 GMT by Jay Taxpayer
Hi, If I have pretty much no fixed address for a period of time, and am working in a range of locations - moving around mainly by train - what travel expenses can I claim? Assume that none of the locations are a contractual base for an employed role, and all is self-employed contract work. 1) No travel expenses as I have no definitive "from" to justify them, I'm just travelling and that's on me 2) All travel expenses if the "to" destination is required for the purpose of work, rather than somewhere I happen to want to be to do work which could be done from anywhere 3) As above but with a cap of what the cost to get to the "to" destination would be if I travelled from whatever address I consider as my "main" residence for the year 4) Something else Thanks!
Posted Thu, 28 Mar 2024 13:21:15 GMT by Jay Taxpayer
Sorry, I realise this belongs in the Expense forum more than here!
Posted Tue, 02 Apr 2024 14:33:40 GMT by HMRC Admin 8
Please refer to guidance at:
Expenses if you're self-employed
Thank you.
Posted Tue, 02 Apr 2024 15:06:11 GMT by Jay Taxpayer
Thanks, is there a particular bit you think I should be looking at? I had seen that but don't see anything there which answers my question (unless your suggestion is that I can't claim anything at all because I'm working in those destinations so it's "home to work" travel - my understanding was that you can't claim for commuting to a main contractual base, here I'm talking about, for example, travel to a property or location to work as a house/petsitter.
Posted Tue, 09 Apr 2024 13:43:27 GMT by HMRC Admin 5
Hi Jay Taxpayer

Please refer to guidance at BIM37600 - Wholly and exclusively: duality of, or non-trade, purpose: travel costs: contents

Thank you

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