2019 is going to be a fabulous year and what better way to start than to get notice of my latest article published on New Year's day? Here is a link so you can read it.
It is about a court case in Summer 2018 between a 'lap/pole-dancer' Gemma Daniels (GD) and HMRC. GD claimed all her clothing, dry-cleaning of same, hair appointments, fake tans, nail extensions, facials and eyelash extensions were deductible business expenses. I was fascinated by the case, having learnt myself, and taught my students for years. that any item serving a dual purpose, was not a deductible expenses for either self-employed or employed workers. Gemma successfully argued that her negligee's and underwear were not 'normal' attire but more part of a costume for a show, which I completely 'get'. How she managed to argue that her hair, tans, nails, and eyelashes had no dual purpose, I am not so sure... and her perfume? Don't get me started...! Enjoy the read 😊