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Claim your Christmas Party as a Business Expense

Christmas parties are a wonderful way to reward your employees of their hard work and efforts they put in for your business.


It’s Christmas time! When festivity is in full spirits, it’s the time to rock n roll and party hard! What when it comes to your office parties? Umm.. You’re on the right track. Christmas parties are a wonderful way to reward your employees of their hard work and efforts they put in for your business. After all, Christmas is one of the amazing party where everyone in the organization gets a fabulous chance to meet and greet their colleagues from other departments and teams. In order to make your Christmas party celebrations more profitable, we go an extra mile to save your more accounting party expenses as a Business expense.

What expenses are exempted?

Your party expenses will be exempted from tax and National


Your party expenses will be exempted from tax and National Insurance if you comply with following guidelines which include:

  • Your party must be an annual event like that of a Christmas/New Year/Summer party.
  • Your party must have all the employees of the organization (not the Shareholders).
  • Your total cost of the party must not exceed £150 (including VAT) per head.
  • Your party expenses must include venue booking, catering, entertainment, decorations etc.

In addition, you can also claim an additional £150 per person for a plus one for each employee, provided they are a family member or partner.




Things to Remember!

  • Get the benefit of tax-free allowance of £150 per head over a tax year for your Christmas party.
  • If your Christmas party exceeds the threshold of £150 per head (in case £151 or more), the entire thing will be taxed, as usual, that means there will be no chances to claim the first £150.

Land your Claim Instantly!

Claim and get £150 tax free allowances this christmas.

 Benefits of Filing self assessment form

Nexa Accountants can help you:

What do we need?

  • Record the cost of your Christmas party as a Staff Welfare Expense and submit it with us.
  • Scan and Upload your receipts or invoices for a safe storage with us.


For more information, you can refer to our Entertainment and Parties Guide. If you have any queries, we would be more than happy to help you claim your tax-free allowance of £150 for your Christmas party. Contact us on : 020 3004 9303.

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