Good News for Self-Employed Training Costs!

April 30th, 2024

Just starting your own business? Great decision! As a new freelancer or sole trader, you might be wondering if you can claim tax relief for training courses.

The answer is yes, in most cases! Here's the breakdown:

For example, an online photographer can deduct the cost of a photo editing course, or a plumber can deduct the cost of a basic bookkeeping class.

What won't be covered?

Examples of allowable costs:

Not allowed:

If you're unsure, it's always best to check with a tax advisor. But overall, the good news is that most training costs to improve your current business are tax-deductible for the self-employed!