Why GoSimpleTax for furnished holiday lets

Each year, tens of thousands of people who own furnished holiday lets (FHL) in the UK need to file a Self Assessment tax return and the SA105 supplementary page to report their taxable UK FHL income. It’s a faff that many could do without.

It’s a boring task and if you lack knowledge and experience, not only can it take a long time, but you can also make mistakes that can later prove costly. There’s also a big risk that you fail to claim all of your furnished holiday lets (FHL) tax expenses and allowances, so you end up paying more tax than necessary.


Save time, hassle and money!

  • Using GoSimpleTax makes Self Assessment much easier and quicker, by telling you what information you need to enter and where in your tax return.
  • And not only does GoSimpleTax make mistakes less likely, but it can also ensure that you claim all of your furnished holiday let (FHL) tax allowances and expenses, so you save money by paying less tax.
  • GoSimpleTax also calculates your tax bill automatically, so you’ll know how much you owe much sooner. This can enable you to better budget for paying your tax bill.
  • Multi-award-winning software GoSimpleTax is remarkably easy to use, but our customer support team will also be on hand to help you with any queries.

Allowable expenses for Airbnb hosts

Owning a furnished holiday let (FHL) is costly. There are so many things to buy and expenses to cover, while repairs and maintenance work can really bump up your costs. Thankfully, HMRC allows you to claim many furnished holiday let (FHL) costs as allowable expenses, which helps to minimise your Income Tax bill.

Allowable expenses you can claim as a furnished holiday let (FHL) owner can include:

  • heating and lighting
  • utility bills and refuse collection
  • holiday let insurance (ie buildings, content and public liability)
  • lettings agent fees
  • TV license and subscription fees
  • advertising and marketing
  • cleaning products and welcome packs
  • maintenance repairs and renewals
  • gardening and window cleaning
  • housekeeping and laundry
  • accountancy fees
  • annual safety checks.

Need to know! If your furnished holiday let (FHL) is closed for part of the year (ie during the winter) and no one lives in the property, you can deduct allowable expenses for the whole year. If part of the property is let as a FHL or you use it privately for part of the year, only the FHL proportion can be claimed. That proportion must be worked out reliably.

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