Introducing a new ‘use of home’ calculator for Sole Traders

Last Updated on 31 August 2023


I’ve had a couple of emails at the tail end of August, asking about how certain expenses are calculated when sole traders are doing their self-assessment tax return.

One area that always causes confusion is the ‘use of home’. People usually know that something is offset-able for heating and lighting, but how is this calculated? And what else can be included under ‘use of home’.

I decided to throw together an online calculator that sole traders can use, to try to make the calculation, based on advice from HMRC and inspired by a friendly accountant who makes great video explainers for sole traders in the creative industries.

Click below and have fun getting the page to do all the sums for you!

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Posted on 31 August 2023

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