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Touch of levity from HMRC

With the 31 January tax return deadline just around the corner, HMRC has revealed the ‘Top 10 oddest excuses’ for sending in a late return.

They all failed so the innovation was possibly pointless but still worth a read; -

  • My pet goldfish died
  • I had a run-in with a cow
  • After seeing a volcanic eruption on the news, I couldn’t concentrate on anything else
  • My wife won’t give me my mail
  • My husband told me the deadline was 31 March, and I believed him
  • I’ve been far too busy touring the country with my one-man play
  • My bad back means I can’t go upstairs. That’s where my tax return is
  • I’ve been cruising round the world in my yacht, and only picking up post when I’m on dry  land
  • Our business doesn’t really do anything
  • I’ve been too busy submitting my clients’ tax returns

Nice try

 

 

Date: 6th January, 2014
Author: Cathy Corns

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