Self employed working from home – What expenses can we claim on our UK tax return?

Self employed working from home – What expenses can we claim on our UK tax return?

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Link to the chat about claiming expenses for cash purchases:

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Link to our ebay store:
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Link to our Youtube Quiz channel:

Link to Andrea’s Instagram
Link to Nic’s Instagram

Our Video Game Deals page:

Our Twitter: @Nic_and_Andrea

Links to products we use in our business: (Affiliate Links)

Blue trolley we use at boot sales:
Zebra Shipping Label Printer –
Samsung Laser Printer –
Poly Mailing bags 100 x Mixed Sizes (ideal for clothing) –
Poly Mailing bags (Medium) –
Poly Mailing bags (larger size) –
Jiffy bags – Bubble Mailers (DVD size – large letter) –
Larger Jiffy Bags (fit 2 x DVD side by side as a large letter) –
Brown Packing Paper (that I use for wrapping board games) –
High Quality Tape Gun –
Packing Tape (Brown 36 rolls) –
Packing Tape (Clear 36 rolls) –
Black Clingfilm Packing Wrap –
Bubble Wrap (500mm x 100m roll) –
Jiffy foam wrap (500mm x 100m roll) –
Sticky-off Sticker/Labels Remover Liquid (Amazing stuff!) –
Royal Mail Postage Size Guide –
Quality Salter Scales for weighing packages –
Heavy duty weighing scales (up to 200kg)
Ziplock bags for boardgame parts –
White Rollerblind for photography backdrop –
LED Photography lights we use –
The compact light stands we use –
Softbox lighting set up (cheap but effective lights) –
PS1 & PS2 Controller Tester –
Screwdrivers to open Nintendo carts & systems –

Items Andrea uses when reselling clothing:
Mannequin for Clothing Photography –
Handheld clothes steamer:
Floor standing clothes Steamer –
Clothes Folder –
Shoe Shapers (For taking quality pictures of shoes) –
De-Bobbler ‘Fuzz-Off’ lint remover –

FBA products we use:

FBA product barcode labels –
Suffocation warning labels –
Quality double wall FBA boxes 20″x20″x20″ –
Large Clear Bags for bagging FBA products 20″x30″ –
Medium Clear FBA Product Bags –
Small Clear FBA Product Bags –
Ziplock Bags For Game Carts & Other Small Items –
Heavy duty weighing scales (for FBA shipments)
Clear Round Seals for Sealing Board Games etc –

Items we use to make our YouTube videos:

GoPro Hero Session compact camera –
Blue Snowball Microphone –
GoPro accessories kit (chest mount/Head mount etc) –


  1. I guess when I was waiting to start my pc repair business, I was given the opportunity to take a free accountancy course which I jumped at. There I was taught about regularly checking transactions, you can do this when you like. My tutor then told us about, she was doing accounts for xyz, and she checked each morning the bank, she had put in a check for zxy but was banked for crazy-zxy, she checked it, informed bank. She showed us a copy of the check. So I kida do my accounts every day. Pictures of stuff is a great reminder. Quickbooks works too. A friend of mine, does his tax returns every 3 or 4 months, he is a freelance radio presenter. He is charged something like 16% vat but he charges his employer 20% vat. I must find out how he does the quarterly thing.

  2. How do you account on a monthly basis for ebay sales, ebay fees and being paid through PayPal. Im used to invoicing as a limited company and the invoices get marked as paid when the money is in the bank – easy. But with ebay selling its not as simple to account for? Also how much should I expect accountants fees to be for being self employed and sorting out self assessment form?

  3. Love the videos have been selling for about 4 month now and I am looking and wondering at what point should I start declaring ebay earnings to hmrc its abit of a grey area and I am just so unsure whether I should be classed as a business dont wabt to be stung later any guidance appreciated

  4. Can I claim on a bean to cup coffee machine that costs 600 notes.. its vital for my day to have decent coffee, I’d expect it if I worked for someone else.. Also what a great video.. would love more and definitley subscribing to Aaron’s channel… also is there a decent quick books online tutorial I can learn from.

  5. Next time you do something like this, do intro video about the event a few days beforehand so that questions can be placed in comments ready for your life show

  6. do you have to have any requirements to claim business expenses e.g amount of time being self employed, yearly profit etc ? reply would be greatly appreiciated

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