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My employer requires me to fly abroad for work. My employer

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My employer requires me to fly abroad for work. My employer reimburses the economy air fare, but I often pay for myself to travel business class. The trips are only for work. Is the additional expense incurred deductible as an employment expense on my self assessment return?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
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Expert:  Sam replied 2 years ago.
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Thanks for your question. My name is XXXXX XXXXX I am one of the UK tax experts here on Just Answer.

No I am afraid it isn't, as your employer makes good the out of pocket expense you would have incurred, and the cost to upgrade is a personal choice, and not in line with expenses incurred through the performance of your duties.

So you cannot claim this additional cost.

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