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    Quote Originally Posted by The Bona Fide View Post
    Because sometimes communicating with my accountant is like sending a message in a bottle and it just seemed easier to ask a question here. I mean, what's the point of having an accounting forum, otherwise, given that our accountants can answer most of the questions on here?
    Worry not.

    On the Business / Contracts forum, his standard response there is to say, Why not speak to your Agent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by simes View Post
    Worry not.

    On the Business / Contracts forum, his standard response there is to say, Why not speak to your Agent.
    Well if everyone listened to him this forum wouldn't have any traffic

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrButton View Post
    I got the HM Sayl. I think its an excellent chair and a bit less imposing than the large ones for a home office.

    Purchased it reconditioned on eBay for a reasonable price.
    Oh is the Aeron quite a big beast then? It's going in a small room so I need to think of aesthetics too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wattaj View Post
    Reconditioned HM chairs are also widely available.
    Herman Miller — 2ndhnd.com - Quality Office Furniture

    but all sold out. Home working has drained the stock.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Bona Fide View Post
    Bit of a multifaceted post, this one, but posting it here because it includes the inevitable "can I expense this" question.

    I have a bad back that I am sure is exacerbated by spending the working day sitting on a dining room chair so I'm going to buy myself a decent office chair with good lumbar support.

    Reading around on here and other places, it seems the Hermann Miller Aeron is the one to get. It is rather pricey though, just wondering if there were any less expensive options. I could get a 2nd hand one on eBay I suppose. (Quite like the idea of having a bit of HM furniture in the house as I used to work for them assembling their Ethospace range during the summers when I was at university...)

    So, here comes the big one - will this be a valid ltd company expense?
    Not a valid expense if you are currently working inside IR35, even if your Ltd co has loads of dosh


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    Quote Originally Posted by GhostofTarbera View Post
    Not a valid expense if you are currently working inside IR35, even if your Ltd co has loads of dosh


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    Surely your company can still buy stuff as long as you take your deemed salary or whatever in full? Or have things changed recently.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Greg View Post
    Surely your company can still buy stuff as long as you take your deemed salary or whatever in full? Or have things changed recently.
    Of course it's expensable.

    If the LtdCo is still open for business, and marketing, and looking for business, one can off set. One is not dictated by the one sole contract, or lack thereof.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bean
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    Quote Originally Posted by GhostofTarbera View Post
    Not a valid expense if you are currently working inside IR35, even if your Ltd co has loads of dosh


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    Doing your accounts is work not covered by IR35.
    Writing your expense claims also.

    "I expensed this chair, to use whilst claiming my expenses."
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Bona Fide View Post
    Because sometimes communicating with my accountant is like sending a message in a bottle and it just seemed easier to ask a question here. I mean, what's the point of having an accounting forum, otherwise, given that our accountants can answer most of the questions on here?
    Well I'd say you need to change accountants then. You pay them for a professional service and if you aren't getting responses on simple questions like this how can you trust them with the serious stuff?

    Remember if you post here you are asking other contractors about accountanting issues. We know what we've learned, which to be fair is a lot in some cases, but it's still a bunch of contractors, not accountants. We are also a bunch of complete strangers and you can't quantify our answers. The fact this one is so simple means you can see the answer is pretty clear but in more complicated grey area's you aren't going to get any answers clear cut answer you can trust. If it's a complex question and you get the likes of Simes, PC and others chiming in then you are screwed.

    To be fair it was a tongue in cheek reply as it winds the locals up something shocking as you can see but there is a serious element to it. You pay an accountant for specialist advice. They can guide you through the process and cover aspects you haven't thought to ask. If you'd asked them this I'd expect them to have quantified why which would have given you a solution to an area of tax. Can I expense a chair answers a simple question but leaves many other unanswered because you haven't be given an overview of the area.. if that makes sense.

    Advising you to ask a qualified professional rather than a bunch of your anonymous peers is always the best advice regardless of how much it upsets the locals IMO

    Well if everyone listened to him this forum wouldn't have any traffic
    I didn't go down the trying a search method but as you've something to say on my reponse here we go.

    There are plenty of other accounting questions we can discuss and muse to keep the forums going. We don't need every simple question to be asked here to keep it busy. You could even go as far as to say that the forum may not want traffic if it's simle questions that have been asked many many times before.
    expense chair site:contractoruk.com/forums - Google Search
    5 pages of can I expense a chair questions.
    Using the search you'll find some nice threads on chair discussions as well.

    So there you go. Didn't really want to bring that aspect of it up but hope it helps you in some way. Very powerful stuff the google search when looking for anwers on here.

    And some input in to the actual discussion I've got two Aerons and wouldn't swap them for the world. They are not expensive if they help aleviate backpain and don't ruin your posture for the rest of your live.
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