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Research costs for writers/artists/designers

11/01/2018 08:13:01
A collection and book are inspired by nautical instruments, so research costs are incurred when researching how nautical instruments work, their history and cultures, the people renowned for using them - all so that they can be realistically and authentically written about and re-created visually. They are all incurred wholly, necessarily and exclusively for the business.

Which of these research costs are allowable?

Can I claim museum membership and admittance (where relevant for the book/design eg National Maritime Museum)?
Can I claim travelling expenses to the museum?
Can I claim costs of acquiring props/equipment to study and books/manuals about them?
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Research costs for writers/artists/designers

11/01/2018 16:25:05
Hi

The questions you raise would be dealt with by our technical advisers. You can request a webchat by selecting the following link https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/hm-revenue-customs/contact/self-assessment. Alternatively you can wirte in to HMRC; Self assessment; BX9 1AS detailing your query or by calling our helpline on 0300 200 3310. Our opening hours are Monday - Friday 8am to 8pm; Saturday 8am to 4pm and Sunday 9am to 5pm

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