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Thomasq | Feb 9, 2018

Late tax returns excuses

January is over and HMRC have released some of their top excuses for missing the tax return deadline as well as failed expenses.

Top excuses were:

1. I couldn’t file my return on time as my wife has been seeing aliens and won’t let me enter the house.

2. I’ve been far too busy touring the country with my one-man play.

3. My ex-wife left my tax return upstairs, but I suffer from vertigo and can’t go upstairs to retrieve it.

4. My business doesn’t really do anything.

5. I spilt coffee on it.

HMRC also received some bizarre items that taxpayers have tried to expense. These expenses, which were also rejected, were:

1. A three-piece suite for my partner to sit on when I’m doing my accounts.

2. Birthday drinks at a Glasgow nightclub.

3. Vet fees for a rabbit.

4. Hotel room service – for candles and prosecco.

5. £4.50 for sausage and chips meal expenses for 250 days.