Do you run a home business?
If so, these tax implications affect you.
The tax deductibility rules around running a business from home changed on 1 April 2017.
Under the new rules, the premises for a home business has to be a separately identifiable part of the house, which is used mainly for business. This does not mean it has to be an actual, closed off room.
There will be a choice of methods for calculating a claim for use of home:
1. Continue to make your calculations in the usual way.
2. Determine the percentage of mortgage interest and rates (or rent) used for your home business. Inland Revenue will then provide a per square metre rate to use to cover the other costs.