I have a part time job and pay carers to come in and look after my wife whilst i'm at work.
Could anyone tell me if it is possible to claim tax relief on the money that i pay to the carers please.
I recently posted a thread inquiring if it was possible to claim tax relief paid to sitters or carers whilst i am at work.
I have since been in touch with the inland revenue regarding this point, the answer was a definate no, no discussion or conversation just NO.
Thank you to all who answered my thread for your suggestions.
This is really winging it, but if you are self-employed, what about arguing that the having the sitters in place is a neccesary condition for you to be able to go to work (and thus pay tax in the first place) - and thus a legit business expense.
I don't think you have a snowballs chance, but if you do set a precedent.....
I know it's not the same issue, but it always bugged me that my mother had to pay tax on the interest that her savings raised (savings which came from taxed income) and STILL didn't get tax relief when it came to using that money to pay for carers. It's particular annoying since there is a recognition in the tax code that if you are blind you may have more outgoings and the tax code reflects that, but nothing for other disabilities.