You don't have to receive wages to claim home office as a business expense, however, you do need to use the office exclusively for that business and not for personal purposes.
For the US, see this summary from TurboTax for more detailed information.
For the UK, as long as the office space has no other use for the time you are working you can deduct the ...
First, I think this is likely to depend on a lot of things. If you are concerned it might be worth discussing the matter with a lawyer, and the question may be too broad to have a singular answer. However there is at least one major factor you would probably want to look into with the retailers you are considering early on in this process. In other words, ...
Yes to the question title, no to the question in the text. Gumroad simply deals with the EU VAT paperwork for you, nothing else. Registering as self-employed, filing taxes with HMRC etc. is all a completely different matter and still needs to be done.
You currently don't need to register to for VAT in the UK unless your VAT taxable turnover is more than £...
HMRC consider the City to be a single location. In fact, the rule is considered to apply where the journey to work is broadly the same.
This rule is modified where the employee works at a succession of
workplaces but the change of workplace has no substantial effect on
the employee's journey to work. All such workplaces are treated as the
Hopefully there are some tax experts here as I'm not one!
Ideally, the £50 (or the actual travel expense amount) should be entered as a reimbursement of an expense so that you aren't paying VAT that you would pay if it was entered as income.
The VAT has presumably already been paid when you paid for your travel.
I don't think you can get one from HMRC's website. According to this website, you need to ask either your accountant (assuming you have one), or get on the phone to HMRC... like you have done.
Hope this helps!
If you are self employed, you must register as such with HMRC. You will need to allocate 20% for tax and an additional 9% for National Insurance (total 29% off the top).
If you will be earning more than around £40k freelancing, get a Ltd company set up. For this, you will need an accountant. They will tell you how much to set aside.
If you are umbrella, ...