I sell things online through ecommerce websites and on eBay
Okay, thanks x
Thank you so much for this. Very useful.
I use one room in my house for business during the day and another room in my house during the day for packing up items to post out etc.
The house has 14 rooms. We rent at £1600 per month and our oil, elec etc is incredibly high (as its an old house). In your opinion, could i have legitimately charged 10% of household expenses for business without it being considered needed to pay business rates?
The company I used were two ladies (partners). 1 deals with sage training and came in each VAT quarter for around a year to help me learn about Sage which I paid at £40 per hour. Her partner is the 'accountant' who does the year end. They failed to spot several things which I pointed out and reduced my own tax bill by around £1500 by doing this. A fee was never agreed but on one occasion she said the £800 mark and on another £500 mark. I'm just wondering if their 'error' is justification for arguing my point on the fee. I absolutely don't mind paying an honest bill for honest work but feel that I've been 'diddled' slightly.
By the way, I am now obviously looking for a new accountant...can you pass me on your contact details please as you do seem to have a much clearer understanding of tax :0)