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Sole trader - I made a mess

Alek90
Posts: 1
Joined: Thu Feb 27, 2020 2:51 pm

Sole trader - I made a mess

Postby Alek90 » Thu Feb 27, 2020 2:53 pm

Hi,
In 2019 I started a career as a freelance photographer and I realised five photographic services for a total amount of £1,130.00.
Since I was starting, my photographic expenses in terms of camera and lens (£676.97) and female designer outfits I used for my shootings (£4966.91) were very high, for a total amount of £5643.70.
I registered my self as a sole trader on January and I received the government gateway user ID, but the problem is that I haven’t fill the tax return for 2019 since I thought that I should have paid taxes on my second year, but reading online I just realised I was wrong.

Also, in the same period, I got £3,570.40 from sales on Ebay (personal items or objects I previously bought that I didn’t need anymore). For this sort of business did I have to pay taxes?

What should I go? Do you suggest me to hire a professional? How could I fix the situation?
Many thanks,
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pawncob
Posts: 4466
Joined: Wed Aug 06, 2008 4:06 pm
Location: West Sussex

Re: Sole trader - I made a mess

Postby pawncob » Mon Mar 02, 2020 11:58 am

Items sold on ebay are not business items, so ignore.
Clothing is not a deductible item for tax purposes unless protective.
Tax position depends on when you started in 2019. It may be that you don't have to submit a return yet.
Get an accountant.
With a pinch of salt take what I say, but don't exceed your RDA


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