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    Default Expenses while working nomadically

    Hello All
    I'd appreciate anyone's knowledge of this, if you are familiar with accounting and HMRC rules.

    I was working from home, 37h per week on software projects. The only change I have is that I am now travelling (also connecting with various eCommerce and entrepreneurs) it is really broadening my business horizons. I'm doing this while in Thailand, so I work my usual 37h, from either hotel wifi or a cafe, and then I have my evenings and weekends to enjoy being somewhere warm.

    My question is, can I claim any of the costs?
    Flights?
    Ferry?
    Subsistence?
    Hotels?
    Skype phone number and calls? (business calls)

    One idea I had, was to just put down 50% of it all. Although would be nice to put down 100% of that. Obviously I won't be putting down my bungie jump and snorkelling :-)

    Thanks, Richy

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    We answer these questions randomly. In short you can't claim as you decided to go on holiday.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SueEllen View Post
    We answer these questions randomly. In short you can't claim as you decided to go on holiday.
    Way more polite than I'd have been.

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    You could probably get away with expensing Skype calls that are for business.

    Everything else is wishful thinking.

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    Your nomadic lifestyle is your choice and not directly driven by business. Can't claim anything unless it's directly related to business. So very little.
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    Quote Originally Posted by northernladuk View Post
    Your nomadic lifestyle is your choice and not directly driven by business. Can't claim anything unless it's directly related to business. So very little.
    Indeed. Stuff you need to let you work while travelling should be fine but that is basically Skype and maybe mobile dongle internet if you want to work from a remote beach.

    Still sounds like a great thing to do if your work and situation allows it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by d000hg View Post
    Still sounds like a great thing to do if your work and situation allows it.
    Totally. No argument there.
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    You should be claiming anything that YOU consider is an expense, and HMRC has no idea whether you're in Thailand for work or pleasure but if it corresponds with invoiced work :-)

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    If you've a client in Thailand, then go to Thailand. But it must be entirely for business (or look like it). HMRC usually don't allow partial-use claims, IIRC.
    Fact check: Mostly false

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    You need to get diagnosed with some condition that means you can only work in a warm, sunny climate.
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