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    • Das1joker
    • By Das1joker 9th Sep 17, 12:45 PM
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    Claiming licenses against income tax
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    • 9th Sep 17, 12:45 PM
    Claiming licenses against income tax 9th Sep 17 at 12:45 PM
    I currently work in the hospitality field and am currently looking at getting my personal alcohol license to allow me to look for different career opportunities.

    I am at a managerial level at my current venue and I am finding more often than not that a personal license is an essential requirment for jobs of a similar level at other venues that involve running bars or managing teams of people serving alcohol.

    My question is would I be able to claim the costs of obtaining a personal alcohol license against my income tax if it was a necessity for my job or for a job that I had recently taken up and an employer was unwilling to foot the bill? Usually its around £150-300 for a 1 day course at a training centre.

    Any advice would be appreciated!
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    • unforeseen
    • By unforeseen 9th Sep 17, 1:57 PM
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    I don't think that you can claim for courses that enhance your employability even moreso as PAYE employee.
    • TheCyclingProgrammer
    • By TheCyclingProgrammer 9th Sep 17, 3:50 PM
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    If you already have a job that requires you to get one then it's probably allowable but getting one to put you in the position to get a new job probably not.
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