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We had a consultant (self employed) guy who worked for

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Hi
We had a consultant (self employed) guy who worked for the company.
We paid him a consultancy fee for his work and also paid through the company
for his hotel room and flight as he came from Germany.
is the hotel room and flight a text deductible expense for CT purposes?
Thanks
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Tax
Expert:  TonyTax replied 2 years ago.
Hi.

You can claim a deduction for the hotel and flight costs as well as the consultant's fee itself against your company's turnover. Those additional expenses are just part of the cost of doing business. If those costs weren't covered, it might not have been worth the consultant's while to take on the work. They were incurred wholly and exclusively for business purposes and are therefore deductible.

I hope this helps but let me know if you have any further questions.
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Sorry one more on this,

what about if the consultant comes to employee dinner,

Is his cost of the dinner tax deductible for CT?

Thanks

Expert:  TonyTax replied 2 years ago.
Entertaining expenses are disallowable, though the costs of a company event for employees can be claimed. If it were me, I'd put the cosf of the dinner for the consultant down to entertaining and, therefore, it will be disallowable.

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