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    Hoping someone can help here, I built a porch onto the front of my house as there wasnt room for all the childrens coats and shoes in my hall...( I look after 15 children with 2 assistants) I wouldnt have done this had I not been a childminder, can I claim this as an expense when I do my tax return?

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    You have 15 children each day? Does your public liability insurance cover that? I thought the limit was 12? But to answer your question, not really sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by catlyn View Post
    Hoping someone can help here, I built a porch onto the front of my house as there wasnt room for all the childrens coats and shoes in my hall...( I look after 15 children with 2 assistants) I wouldnt have done this had I not been a childminder, can I claim this as an expense when I do my tax return?
    No as it's an home improvement. You can claim for furniture etc inside but not the actual building and labour
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    No, you can not claim for building work. This is an old thread but still valid, I believe:

    http://www.childmindinghelp.co.uk/fo...extension.html

    Call HMRC if you are needing confirmation, or get an accountant's advice.

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    Thanks for replies....yes my insurance covers me, I'm with Morton Michel covers you for 12 children on a single policy or 18 on a joint one with assistants
    Last edited by catlyn; 10-10-2016 at 07:44 AM.

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    No the only things you can claim for would be if you had to put in a ramp or adapt your downstairs cloakroom to make your home more wheelchair friendly. My husband built an undercover play area attached to back of my house but I can't claim as it's a permanent structure - seems daft that I could buy a new gazebo to be wrecked in the wind each week but not a proper structure. Hopefully you will have added some value to your house when you come to sell it by adding on a porch.

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