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28-07-11, 04:28 PM
Have any of you had a visit from the Valuation Office to see if you should be paying business rates for running a business from home?
They are due to come and see me shortly after sending me a letter about running my business from home.
I don't use my room solely for treatments, it is also my guest bedroom and my dressing room.
28-07-11, 10:25 PM
Hi there, did u contact the VOA?? How did they know u were working from home?? If u use ur room for other uses ie spare bedroom/ office etc... Then u shouldn't have to pay business rates, that is what I was told from the council!! If u do need to pay, it is deducted from ur annual council tax bill xx hope this helps xx
28-07-11, 10:55 PM
I haven't had a visit but before I started working from home I contacted the council re business rates. They confirmed that as I'm using my room for a spare room too and no structural changes were being made then no business rates would apply. HTH. PGx
when i started working from home i phoned the local council who told me that if i was also using my beauty room as a bedroom from time to time i didn't need to pay business rates.
Today i had a strange phone call. A lady phoned and asked to speak to the person in charge of paying business rates. I replied that would be me and then the phone went dead?? Any thoughts on this?? has this happened to anyone else??
02-10-11, 09:08 PM
tara1, that all seems very very strange. Did she withhold her number? What you were told by the council is the same as I was told (so I presume correct) so to have someone then call you about it is weird. Let us know if you get any other suss phone calls.