Draft tax calc for a pension above the personal allowance:
In the Basic Sole Trader package's Income Tax tab you can overtype the personal allowance in Cell E6 with a new figure to reflect other income. You'll also want to over type the NI rates in the same sheet if you are above State Pension Age.
There is some information on calculating you tax code here: http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/MoneyTax...odes/DG_078414
Expenses for sole trader
As a sole trader you're taxed personally on profit for the business. The mileage expense will automatically reduce the profit and the tax burden along with it.
Our Self Employed package includes a bank reconciliation feature which would need an entry to show funds moving from the business account to the personal account.
Equipment / Stock
If you buy things to sell them to a customer these would be a stock purchase. If you do this without any mark-up take care as while you don't profit from the sale you'll still be getting closer to the VAT threshold.
Equipment that depreciates over time and is bought for use would be a fixed asset. These are entered in purchases and the Fixed Asset sheet too. You can group similar items (e.g. tools) bought together in a pool to avoid tracking too much as an asset. Smaller things could be consumables (saw blades?)
Not every purchase is an allowable expense. Clothes are particular tricky. Take a look: http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/incometax/relief-self-emp.htm