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    Hi all!

    I am currently working on a project overseas, and getting around day to day is a bit of a nightmare! I'm going to buy one of these new electric scooters, and wondered if I can put it through my business? It genuinely would be w+e for business use, as I live in the countryside back home so no use for it there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bomster1 View Post
    Hi all!

    I am currently working on a project overseas, and getting around day to day is a bit of a nightmare! I'm going to buy one of these new electric scooters, and wondered if I can put it through my business? It genuinely would be w+e for business use, as I live in the countryside back home so no use for it there.

    Xiaomi Mi Electric Scooter - Black



    Thanks in advance!

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    You can put anything through your business technically, since you control your bank account.

    Whether you can claim it as a tax deductible expense depends on whether it is wholly and exclusively for business purposes?

    Taking them abroad can also be a problem, since airlines don't like to carry Li-Ion batteries above a certain size.

    I'd buy it abroad if I was going to purchase one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bomster1 View Post
    Hi all!

    I am currently working on a project overseas, and getting around day to day is a bit of a nightmare! I'm going to buy one of these new electric scooters, and wondered if I can put it through my business? It genuinely would be w+e for business use, as I live in the countryside back home so no use for it there.

    Xiaomi Mi Electric Scooter - Black



    Thanks in advance!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scruff View Post
    You can put anything through your business technically, since you control your bank account.

    Whether you can claim it as a tax deductible expense depends on whether it is wholly and exclusively for business purposes?

    Taking them abroad can also be a problem, since airlines don't like to carry Li-Ion batteries above a certain size.

    I'd buy it abroad if I was going to purchase one.
    Thanks for the response Scruff.

    I actually drive over to Europe, so wouldn't be taking it any flights.

    It would only be used when on project (getting around site, going out for lunch etc), but not sure if it counts as w+e for business use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Greg View Post
    It's not possible to expense it if using it for travel to or from the Thistle Hotel Heathrow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bomster1 View Post
    Thanks for the response Scruff.

    I actually drive over to Europe, so wouldn't be taking it any flights.

    It would only be used when on project (getting around site, going out for lunch etc), but not sure if it counts as w+e for business use.
    You can claim for it - but there will be a BIK payment for any private use of it
    Far better to get yourself an R.V with a scooter on the rear - you can justify it as an alternative to staying in digs on your travels


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    Quote Originally Posted by Benny View Post
    Far better to get yourself an R.V with a scooter on the rear
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bomster1 View Post
    Hi all!

    I am currently working on a project overseas, and getting around day to day is a bit of a nightmare! I'm going to buy one of these new electric scooters, and wondered if I can put it through my business? It genuinely would be w+e for business use, as I live in the countryside back home so no use for it there.

    Xiaomi Mi Electric Scooter - Black



    Thanks in advance!

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