HMRC reveal tax return excuses

Posted on 23 Dec 2013
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HMRC reveals ‘weird and wonderful’ tax return excuses HMRC has revealed some of the more unique excuses taxpayers have given for missing the self-assessment deadline over the past decade. One person claimed to have been cursed by their mother-in-law while another blamed their hamster, saying it had eaten their post. The list of "weird and wonderful" excuses, released ahead of the January 31 cut-off, also details how a DJ said they had been too busy partying in a bowls club to file a return, while someone else said they were unable to collect the forms as they were cruising round the world in their yacht. The taxman also detailed some of the most bizarre claims that had been submitted, including one for tax relief on 250 days' worth of sausage and chips meals.

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