My husband is self employed CIS and we have never claimed any capital allowances since 2007. Can i claim the cost of tools/vehicle in the tax year 2011/2012? If so, can i claim 100% of the value paid or is this based on teh value of 2011/2012?
Can you also clarify what expenses can be claimed for under CIS? Thank you
Province/Country relating to question: UK
Thanks for your question
Before I can answer your question could you advise
1) What your husbands trade is
2) Does he work just for one contractor or many
3) Does he use his own vehicle, and is the vehicle 100% business use
4) Does he just work at one site during the course of a day, or many
Hi my husband is a carpenter and he works for various contractors throughout the year. His van is purely for business use. He works on one site during the day. I look forward to hearing from you
Thanks for your response
All his tools will be allowable, (under capital allowances) as will any safety wear he has purchased (such as steel capped boots, gloves etc) which would be claimed under day to day expenses.
However as your husband works on one site throughout the day, there is a question of whether any business travel is actually undertaken, but as I would assume that no one contract lasts for any period of time (more than 24 months), then the business travel would be permissible, as would be the vehicle costs (as a day to day expense) and the actual cost of the vehicle (under the capital allowance rules)
Any advertising costs would be allowable, or any professional expenses such as accountancy, and any materials purchased.
If you have any follow up questions, please do ask, I am heading off to meet clients but will be back by midday, if you need a response
Thanks for your email.
During previous years we have claimed for new tools/cost of vehicle - i.e insurance, fuel etc as expenses.
I understand from a previous question on your website that the cost of the vehicle can be claimed either separate (i.e fuel, servicing etc) or we can claim a mileage allowance as expenses. Is my understanding correct? If so, what are the conditions of the mileage allowance, is this 40p per mile and is there a maximum limit I can claim for.
With regard to Capital Allowances, the vehicle was purchased in 2007 and tools have been used also which I have not claimed for. Can you clarify that I will be able to claim for the full value of the vehicle and tools at this stage? i.e 100% of value of vehicle and tools.
Can you also explain if I do claim for these goods this tax year, would I be able to claim a percentage next tax year or could I not do this as I have already claimed the full value?
I look forward to hearing from you
Thanks for your further questions
You can claim your vehicle expenses in one of two ways
1. The mileage method, which allows you to claim 45p a mile for the first 10,000 business miles and 25p a mile thereafter (was 40p a mile for the first 10,000 up to 05/04/2011)
But you cannot claim any cost for the vehicle itself
2. The actual method, which asks you to add up all the running costs of the vehicle such as diesel/petrol, road tax, car insurance, repairs, MOT etc etc and then if the vehicle is 100% business use you can claim all these costs.
And with the actual method you can also claim the vehicle itself under the capital allowance.
You cannot change from one year to the next with which method you use, and have to stay with the one method for the life of the vehicle, and if you are VAT registered then you have to use the actual method.
As it would appear that you have been using the actual method, then you can claim the cost of the vehicle, but as this is not the year of purchase, you cannot claim 100% of the value, but are limited.
What % you can claim depends on
1) Whether this is a van or car
2) And if a car the Co2 emissions
The tools you need to add up the value at todays date, and you can claim 20% of the cost this year, and then 20% thereafter. For example - tools value adds up to £2000 = then you claim 20% = £400 which is the claim - then as you have claimed £400 you have a value of £1600 to carry forward to 2012/2013, and at the end of 2012/2013, you claim a further 20% on the value carried forward of £1600 and so on.
hi thanks for your replyI have also been self employed for 6 months and need to complete a tax return. I have purchased stock, equiptmemt, insurance etc. Can I offset them as capital allowance. I have not made a profit as yet. Can you also clarify how i work out the percentage of business use of my vehicle, phone, apportion of mortgage I. E one room, electricity etc. Thank you
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I need to ask you a question about my self employment, however the cost seems to have doubled/tribled since I last obtained your advice. I am prepared to pay £11.00 as before. Please clarify
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HiThanks for your responseAs previously advised you need to list this as a new question on a new thread, and then you offer the price you wish to pay, as you did with your initial postingThanksSam
I have tried to do a new thread and the price is still double what I paid previously. the lowest it is showing is £24 and goes up to £43. Are you not offering £11.00. please let me know as soon as possible. Thank you
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