Hilarious Tax Excuses !!!!!!!!

Oh yes its January, and for those of us who haven’t filed our tax return yet the dead line is looming , so don’t get caught out, like we did once..

You can appeal if you can’t get it in on time, but to our knowledge no one has ever won..Here are some hilarious excuses provided by HMRC as to why people couldn’t .

1.       My pet goldfish died (self-employed builder)

2.       I had a run-in with a cow (Midlands farmer)

3.       After seeing a volcanic eruption on the news, I couldn’t concentrate on anything else (London woman)

4.       My wife won’t give me my mail (self-employed trader)

5.       My husband told me the deadline was 31 March, and I believed him (Leicester hairdresser)

6.       I’ve been far too busy touring the country with my one-man play (Coventry writer)

7.       My bad back means I can’t go upstairs. That’s where my tax return is (a working taxi driver)

8.       I’ve been cruising round the world in my yacht, and only picking up post when I’m on dry land (South East man)

9.       Our business doesn’t really do anything (Kent financial services firm)

10.   I’ve been too busy submitting my clients’ tax returns (London accountant)

All of these people and businesses received a £100 penalty from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) for filing late. They appealed against the decision using these excuses, but were unsuccessful. So don’t delay, do it today 🙂





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