Excuses Excuses!

/ Accounting, SME, Tax

Author: Henry Ejdelbaum

Tags: hmrc, self-assessment

By now, your self-assessment should have been filed and sorted with HMRC. But there are always some late filings. The majority of these will have decent excuses, but every so often, there is quite an unusual excuse given to HMRC as to why their self-assessment has been submitted late!

We were reminded of a few of the favourite genuine excuses which HMRC received last year, which included:

“I’m too short to reach the post box”

“I had a curse put on me”

“I couldn’t type, because my boiler broke and it was too cold”

“My dog ate the post again”

I’ve been cruising round the world in my yacht, and only picking up post when I’m on dry land.”

Which one is your favourite?

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