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    • mookev
    • By mookev 20th Mar 17, 2:14 PM
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    Claiming back phone costs
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    • 20th Mar 17, 2:14 PM
    Claiming back phone costs 20th Mar 17 at 2:14 PM
    I do a small amount of mystery shopping, some of which involves making phone calls which normally come out of my allowance. Can I claim these against tax?

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    • TheCyclingProgrammer
    • By TheCyclingProgrammer 20th Mar 17, 3:03 PM
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    • 20th Mar 17, 3:03 PM
    You can probably claim a deduction in your taxable income, i.e. reduce the amount on which you have to pay tax. Example: if you've earned £1000 from mystery shopping and spent £50 on phone calls, you will pay tax on £950 (so it's saved you £10 in tax if you're a basic rate payer).

    This is assuming that the income is taxable and being reported to HMRC of course (i.e. it is earnings above the personal tax threshold).
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    • By dori2o 20th Mar 17, 7:02 PM
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    • 20th Mar 17, 7:02 PM
    Do you have unlimited free calls? If not do you ever exceed your free minutes/talk time.
    To equate judgement and wisdom with occupation is at best . . . insulting.
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