One of our readers has recently been offered a contract role 200 miles away from home. Can he claim the cost of renting accomodation against his limited company’s tax bill?
- As a contractor, you may incur a number of expenses related to your trade.
- For limited company contractors, you can offset almost all legitimate business expenses against your company's Corporation Tax bill.
- However, if you receive any personal benefit from business expenses paid by your company, you will be taxed on the value of any 'Benefits-in-Kind'.
- Umbrella contractors can reclaim a number of expenses (subsistence, accommodation, travel, etc.) Further allowable expenses vary between providers.
- Start with our concise guide to contractor expenses.
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