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Evidence or assertion?

by mike tombs
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In a recent tax case, three taxpayers asserted that cleaning costs of work clothes amounted to £2,200 a year and HMRC disagreed. The facts were compelling, each of the appellants worked in the drainage or sewage industry and to maintain personal hygiene washed work clothing on a daily basis. Why shouldn’t they claim for the costs of keeping their work apparel clean? Claims were based on the purchase of sanitising and washing products, wear and tear on their home washing machines and an apportioned cost of home electricity charges. Importantly, no receipts were kept. To succeed in their tax claim, [...]