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Is a garden office tax deductible?

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jun 08, 2012 01:07 AM
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by noreply@blogger.com (alex johnson) last modified Jun 07, 2012

We're often asked how much of a garden office (if any) is tax deductible. While we've covered this issue before on the site and indeed in the Shedworking book before, opinions vary and so we strongly recommend you talk to your accountant or tax expert. In the meantime, there's an interesting page of opinions on the subject at accountingweb.co.uk . Here's the question that sets the experts going: "My client has just completed the building of a 'posh shed' in his garden. A pre fabricated type shed to be used as an office, no planning required. He has just passed me a pile of receipts relating to the purchase and construction with the expectation that they are tax deductible. He has 2 businesses, one flat rate and another standard vat. I have a strong inclination that they are not tax deductible and if they were put through the business (capitalised), then capital gains tax would kick in when he sold his property (the office is in his garden). Is this correct? Does anyone know if any expenses can be put through the businesses and if any VAT can be claimed back? I think claiming back the VAT on buildings relates to residential...not sure if an office is classed as residential? Basically I don't know much but I am sure one of you out there has come across this before.There seems to be a trend these days for these posh offices...quite fancy one myself!" Photo courtesy Henley Offices ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Homestead Timber Buildings - Manufacturers of Quality Timber Buildings




 

 


 

 

 
 
 

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