Bookkeeping, Coach, Expenses, Latest / 08.01.2017
We get asked this question regularly by self-employed coaches and the answer is usually no. Travel from home to your 'principal place of work' is not an allowable expense so this will mean that a coach principally working at one club or venue will not usually be able to claim travel to the club/venue as an allowable expense. A coach could argue that their business base is their home, i.e. their principal place of work, because their home office is where they carry out their business administration, produce lesson plans, telephone and email customers, etc. This will almost certainly be challenged by HMRC if the hours spent in the 'home office' are insignificant or where the coach is unable to convince HMRC as to the work carried out.