Claiming for the dressing-up box

Flickr: Capture Queen

Sadly forced to buy a new LBD for a black tie awards do on Thursday.  It’s been a while since I needed to get dolled up and a fair amount  of chocolate must have been consumed in the interim (unless, of course, my shoulders have just got broader from being in the gym…)   I idly wondered if clothes could be claimed against tax if I promised HMRC that I will DEFINITELY only wear this dress on work-related occasions.  Unfortunately, according to this handy guide and HMRC’s more detailed  guidance, it seems that dressing-up is a non-deductible expense.  Let’s hope we win…

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