Can I expense mobile phone?

Jordan Macey

September 3, 2021

Can I expense mobile phone? guide
No items found.
Download Now ↓
Small Business Accounting

As a sole trader, you can’t claim for the line rental if you’re using your mobile phone for business and personal use. You can claim the costs of business calls, if these are indicated on an itemised bill. To claim for the costs, you’ll need to set up a mobile contract under your business name, and use it solely for business purposes.

As a limited company director, you’ll need to set up a contract between your company and service provider in order to claim the full costs as a deductible business expense. If the contract is made under your personal name, you won’t be able to claim the costs as an expense.

Refer to our guide on mobile phone expenses for further information.

Download our Ultimate Expenses Guide

Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.
No items found.
No items found.

Download our Ultimate Expenses Guide

Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.
No items found.
No items found.

What's Inside:

No items found.

Read More Guides below:

Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.
Can I expense Insurance? Guide

Can I expense Insurance?

Read Full GuideRead Full GuideCalculate Now

Download Now:

Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.
Can I expense childcare? Guide

Can I expense childcare?

As a sole trader, you can't claim childcare costs as a deductible business expense. However, you can claim tax relief through the tax-free childcare scheme.

As a limited company director, you can't claim childcare costs as a deductible business expense. However, you can claim tax relief through the childcare voucher scheme or tax-free childcare scheme.

For further information on allowable business expenses, refer to our expenses and allowances guides for limited company directors and the self-employed.

Read Full GuideRead Full GuideCalculate Now

Download Now:

Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.
Can I expense Taxi fares or an Uber? Guide

Can I expense Taxi fares or an Uber?

Taxi fares are generally deductible, as long as the fares aren't incurred for ordinary commuting. According to HMRC, a commute is a trip you make most days between your home and permanent workplace.

For further information on allowable business expenses, refer to our expenses and allowances guides for limited company directors and the self-employed.

Read Full GuideRead Full GuideCalculate Now

Download Now:

Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.
Can I expense Professional fees? Guide

Can I expense Professional fees?

The costs incurred for engaging professional services-such as hiring an accountant, lawyer or architect-can be claimed as an allowable expense, as long as these services are carried out solely for business purposes.

For further information on allowable business expenses, refer to our expenses and allowances guides for limited company directors and the self-employed.

Read Full GuideRead Full GuideCalculate Now

Download Now:

Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.
Can I expense Food & drink? Guide

Can I expense Food & drink?

You can claim "reasonable" food and drink expenses when you're travelling for business, if:

  • You're making an occasional business trip outside of your normal pattern of travel
  • You're staying overnight, and are also claiming accommodation costs
  • Your trade is, by nature itinerant

For further information on allowable business expenses, refer to our expenses and allowances guides for limited company directors and the self-employed.

Read Full GuideRead Full GuideCalculate Now

Download Now:

Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.
Can I expense Alternative finance payments? Guide

Can I expense Alternative finance payments?

Read Full GuideRead Full GuideCalculate Now

Download Now:

Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.
Can I claim using the cycle to work scheme? Guide

Can I claim using the cycle to work scheme?

Employers who purchase bicycles and safety equipment for loan to employees can benefit from treating the purchase as capital expenditure eligible for corporation tax relief. VAT can also be claimed back on the purchase unless you are registered on the VAT flat rate scheme.

The loan of bicycles and safety equipment under the cycle to work scheme removes any tax charge to the employee that would usually arise on a taxable benefit.

Read Full GuideRead Full GuideCalculate Now

Download Now:

Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.
Use of Home Allowance Guide

Use of Home Allowance

Read Full GuideRead Full GuideCalculate Now

Download Now:

Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.
Can I expense car? Guide

Can I expense car?

Read Full GuideRead Full GuideCalculate Now

Download Now:

Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.
Can I expense Pensions? Guide

Can I expense Pensions?

As a sole trader, you can't claim pension contributions as a deductible expense. However, you can get personal tax relief from contributions you make into your pension scheme.

If you're a limited company director, you have the option of making pension contributions through your company. This will reduce your company's profits, and as such reduce the amount of corporation tax your company pays.

For further information on allowable business expenses, refer to our expenses and allowances guides for limited company directors and the self-employed.

Read Full GuideRead Full GuideCalculate Now

Download Now:

Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.
Can I expense motorcycle/ moped? Guide

Can I expense motorcycle/ moped?

Read Full GuideRead Full GuideCalculate Now

Download Now:

Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.
Can I expense Childcare vouchers? Guide

Can I expense Childcare vouchers?

Read Full GuideRead Full GuideCalculate Now

Download Now:

Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.
Can I expense Mileage? Guide

Can I expense Mileage?

Read Full GuideRead Full GuideCalculate Now

Download Now:

Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.
Can I expense Computer consumables? Guide

Can I expense Computer consumables?

Read Full GuideRead Full GuideCalculate Now

Download Now:

Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.
What is the 24 month / 2 year rule for expenses? Guide

What is the 24 month / 2 year rule for expenses?

The 24-month rule, also referred to as the two-year rule, enables contractors to claim travel expenses from their home to a client's office, as long as it is classed as a "temporary workplace".

The following conditions must apply for a work location to be classed as a "temporary workplace"

  • The period of engagement is less than 24 months
  • The contractor should spend less than 40 percent of their time at the workplace

Essentially, if you work at the client's office for more than 24 months, or spend more than 40 percent of your time at the location, it is considered a permanent workplace-and as such, you won't be able to claim travel or subsistence expenses.

Bear in mind that this is subject to the SDC legislation introduced in April 2016. Further elaboration on SDC can be found in our guide to claiming expenses as an umbrella company contractor.

-

Read Full GuideRead Full GuideCalculate Now

Download Now:

Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.
Can I expense Foreign exchange costs? Guide

Can I expense Foreign exchange costs?

Read Full GuideRead Full GuideCalculate Now

Download Now:

Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.
Can contractors reclaim insurance costs? Guide

Can contractors reclaim insurance costs?

Business insurance costs can be reclaimed through your business and are eligible for Corporation Tax relief.

Read Full GuideRead Full GuideCalculate Now

Download Now:

Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.
What expenses can I claim as a Limited Company Director? Guide

What expenses can I claim as a Limited Company Director?

As a limited company director, there are various allowable business expenses you can claim for. These include (and aren't limited to):

  • Pension contributions
  • Staff expenses
  • Business mileage
  • Mobile phone, landline and broadband expenses
  • Costs of forming your company

Further information on the types of expenses you can claim for can be found in our limited company expenses and tax allowances guide.

Read Full GuideRead Full GuideCalculate Now

Download Now:

Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.
Can I expense Late tax payment penalties? Guide

Can I expense Late tax payment penalties?

Read Full GuideRead Full GuideCalculate Now

Download Now:

Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.
What is a use of home allowance? Guide

What is a use of home allowance?

As a self-employed person, there are two ways to calculating the allowance you can claim for working from home. You can claim a fixed rate of £6 per week, or a proportion of household costs used by the business. Further information is available on our resource on the use of home allowance.

Read Full GuideRead Full GuideCalculate Now

Download Now:

Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.