Yes, you will be able to claim a deduction for the cost of these free samples and gifts, as, providing they include a conspicuous advertisement for your business, they will be treated as being used for the purpose of advertising.
This does not apply if the gift is food, drink or tobacco, or a token or voucher exchangeable for goods. You must ensure that the cost of the gift (together with the cost of any other such gifts given to the same person in the tax year) does not exceed £50. Remember that the advertisement must be on the gift itself, and not just on the wrapping.
By Jo Nockels
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