As a self-employed carer, it is important that you keep a record of your income and expenditure. HMRC guidance states that any self-employed individuals are required to retain proof of income and expenses for up to 6 years.
It is important to know which expenses are allowable for tax relief. These need to be wholly and exclusively for business purposes only. For guidance, we have enclosed a list of typical expenses to give you an idea of what is allowable. Many people use their smartphone to photograph expenses and file on their computer.