Can I Claim Client Gifts?
I am forever being asked if you can claim gifts to clients. So here is the short answer.
You can claim a deduction for the cost of gifts bought for work purposes if you are a salesperson or property manager entitled to receive your income from commission or both commission and retainer. You cannot claim a deduction if you earn a fixed income and you are not entitled to earn a commission.
Gifts you can claim include:
a Christmas hamper
a bottle of whisky
a bottle of perfume
a pen set.
Gifts you cannot claim are tickets to:
a live play
a sporting event
a holiday, including an airline ticket
an amusement centre.
These gifts are in the form of entertainment and are not deductible.
If this is still not clear, please don't hesitate to contact us today.