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Fequently unconsidered questions

Claiming condoms as a business expense

Whenever the business expenses of sex-workers are discussed there is one item of essential escorting expenditure that regularly seems to cause anxiety and confusion: the condom. The tax position is actually very straightforward. Anyone in business is entitled to claim tax relief for any expenses that are ‘wholly and exclusively’ incurred in the course of their …

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Payments to drivers

Here’s a tricky question about the very practical issue of whether you can claim payments to your driver as a business expense, and if so what records should you keep. Hi there, I’m an escort working mainly for an agency. I’m declared self employed and trying to fill in my tax return for last year. …

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Need help to get your Tax Return done?

  To anybody who finds themselves continually putting off doing their tax return, can I recommend you set aside just half an hour and waste invest it in watching the very first episode of Black Books in which foul-tempered bookshop owner Bernard Black (Dylan Moran) struggles to complete his tax return after his dodgy accountant goes on …

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Is it true that some sex-workers have been prosecuted for tax evasion and won?

This question arises out of comments made on Punternet suggesting that because some working girls have been found not guilty of evading income tax on their earnings from prostitution it therefore follows that there is some doubt about whether they are taxable at all. The person who raised the issue said that she had spoken to three people in …

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Is it legal to sell used panties?

In the hope of keeping this site relevant to the needs of its readers I keep a close eye on the search terms that have brought people here. Some I ignore. I hope everyone searching for answers to  “are wellington boots allowable for tax for farmers?” and “are damages for whiplash injury taxable?” found their visits …

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