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Thread #84178   Message #1553137
Posted By: Surreysinger
30-Aug-05 - 08:19 PM
Thread Name: Towersey 05 - Thoughts Of A First Timer
Subject: RE: Towersey 05 - Thoughts Of A First Timer
Kitty - to be allowable as a tax deduction an expense has to be wholly and exclusively for the purposes of a taxpayer's business (if self-employed). In my many years' work as a tax inspector the purchase of a ticket for personal pleasure rather than 100% business use would certainly have been disallowed, so, unless there have been any vast changes since I retired two years ago (and I'm pretty sure there haven't) I don't think Andy would be lucky enough to be able to claim the cost of his ticket as you suggest. (Mind you, without the full facts and details involved, that has to be a 99.99% likelihood - allowing room for any doubt!)

Interesting to read all the comments about Towersey. I stopped going a few years ago when the B&B in the village, which I had been using for at least 12 years, closed. By that time the festival was very much larger than when I had started going, and to some extent didn't appeal as much as a result of that. The flavour also changed quite a bit - I seem to remember the rot setting in the year that Leapy Lee guested in the Arena (never could work out where he fitted into the definition of "folk"). I still have fond memories, however, of Village Harmony in the village hall, song and dance workshops with Sunduza, and some of the first appearances of Coope Boyes and Simpson.