how many dinner reciepts is taking the piss?
totalling everything for the last uarter and i’ve got 9 recipets for meals out, most of them were with the GF, others with friends… none of them were remotely business related. total is over 740€…
that’s actually quite a lot of cash on meals out over three months, isn’t it?Posted 4 years agojohn_drummerMember
(At least not in the UK they aren’t)
I think the clue that it’s not UK is in the “740€”.
but still, OP, are you planning on submitting them as business expenses? as that would be unethical to say the least.Posted 4 years ago
I don’t even claim for beer when I’m away (unless it’s part of the evening meal), it comes out of my own pocketgrumMember
Not for self employed.
No it seems you’re right – lucky I’ve not been claiming them anyway! It seems you can deduct expenses for a meal as part of an overnight stay though.Posted 4 years ago
I think the clue that it’s not UK is in the “740€”
To be fair, the question being asked isn’t exactly clear. If it was actually a question at all.
But as he hasn’t been back to explain I don’t really care either way I don’t suppose.
Although I would say that “expenses” while away on business, and “business expenses” are two different things.
One is whatever the HMRC will allow to claim, and the other is whatever the company you work for allows you to claim.
Rarely the same.Posted 4 years agoalpinMember
i was more surprised (and a little alarmed) at how much i had spent on meals out.
yes, self-employed. some of them may have been half work related; meals with work mates after a job.
the GF’s old man is rather brazen with what he puts through as business expenses and some friends have put through 300€ Oakleys, holiday flights to the U.S. and a 60″ flat screen. none of them have been pulled up on it so far so i’m not dissuaded. i pay enough tax into a system that i’m not eligible to partake in (no state health care, no security net if things go tits up)…. so ist das halt.Posted 4 years ago
Aplin is in Germany,
Entertaining Clients is 70% deductable then as far as I remember.
(Meals with workmates and a night out with your other half is 0% obviously)
It’s needs to be relevant to your business though, and if you get checked you’re stuffed.
I wouldn’t put any of it through personally, the risk isn’t worth it for the small gain.Posted 4 years ago
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