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I'm self employed working from home as a psychotherapist.

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I'm self employed working from home as a psychotherapist. This year I have got my British citizenship, which cost £1085 and I would like to know if this fee is deductible from tax.
Could I use it as a professional fee?
My whole income is from my work.
Thanks in advance for getting back to me
Submitted: 7 days ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Jamie-Law replied 7 days ago.

Hello my name is ***** ***** I will help you.

Just to be clear, this is your visa fee payable to UKBA?

Customer: replied 7 days ago.
Sorry this is not a visa, It's a British citizenship/naturalisation. I've got it this year and I've paid £1085.
My question is: can this fee be deductible from tax?
Expert:  Jamie-Law replied 7 days ago.


Its not a direct business expense, its to do with your personal circumstances.

Therefore you cant deduct it.
I am sorry if this is not the answer you want, nor the one I want to give you, but I have a duty to be honest.
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?

Customer: replied 7 days ago.
Could you please tell me how much can be deducted?
Expert:  Jamie-Law replied 7 days ago.

None. It has to be a direct business expense. Sadly it is not. It's nothing to do with your business.

Does that clairfy?

Customer: replied 7 days ago.
On a previous message you say: "Its not a direct business expense..Therefore you cant deduct it."
And then when I ask you how much can be deducted, you say: "None"
Could you explain please?
Expert:  Jamie-Law replied 7 days ago.

Ok - if it is not directly related to the business you can't deduct it.

Therefore anything related to the business can be deduced.

So no, you cant deduct any of the £1085

Does that clarify?

Customer: replied 7 days ago.
Thank you
Expert:  Jamie-Law replied 7 days ago.

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