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Haircut tax relief

Old 7th Aug 2022, 12:55
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Originally Posted by Lima Juliet View Post
Id be surprised if most barbers/hairdressers charged VAT anyway. They would need to exceed the 85,000 threshold to be required to register. Also, many are self-employed and rent a chair from the establishment they work in, which keeps their tax liabilities too.

So, unless youre going to Nicky Clarkes salon, then I suspect there is nothing to claim back!
When claiming tax relief on an expense - you're not claiming the VAT back.

You're claiming relief against your income tax for the amount that you pay.

So to use the example in question (legitimate or otherwise) - A ten pound haircut for a 40% taxpayer would mean a reduction in your taxable income by 10 resulting in you paying 4 less tax.

VAT has nothing to do with it (Unless you're VAT registered).
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Old 8th Aug 2022, 10:59
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Those out there who know me will remember I was always a bit of a rebel where my hair was concerned. After all serving over the water and having your head in a helmet most of the time, nobody noticed. I do however remember that the SWO at Aldergrove in the 80's, came up with the ploy that as we were on active duty, haircuts should be free! The NAAFI Barber was not pleased1 In retirement I guess I'm still the same as I get it cut every 3/4 months whether I need it or not!
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Old 8th Aug 2022, 19:48
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Originally Posted by huge72 View Post
Those out there who know me will remember I was always a bit of a rebel where my hair was concerned. After all serving over the water and having your head in a helmet most of the time, nobody noticed. I do however remember that the SWO at Aldergrove in the 80's, came up with the ploy that as we were on active duty, haircuts should be free! The NAAFI Barber was not pleased1 In retirement I guess I'm still the same as I get it cut every 3/4 months whether I need it or not!
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In case it may have affected my weather-guessing, herewith my tonsorial arrangements.
Never paid for a haircut since marrying 62 years ago, except during prolonged duty detachments.
As for when and how often, the arrangement is simple: SWMBO goes for a cut/styling, etc, pays too much and then my thinks bubble suggests that I need the scissors and pudding bowl and a sheet round my neck in the kitchen.
These days there is not a lot of hair for me to sweep up.
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Old 8th Aug 2022, 21:27
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Could you claim that it is a fringe benefit?
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