With the self-assessment deadline looming on the horizon like the unwanted Christmas guest arriving, it’s time to save the excuses, and give Avanti a call (08000) 388 799 for proactive advice, friendly service, and jargon free accountancy.
Some of the most bizarre excuses HMRC received from customers who missed the Self-Assessment deadline include ‘my mother-in-law is a witch and put a curse on me’ and ‘I’m too short to reach the post box’.
Another claimed they were too busy after three maids had left them throughout the year and one individual blamed their junior member of staff for registering their client in self-assessment by mistake because they were not wearing their glasses.
One taxpayer even claimed that their fingers were too cold to type after their boiler had broken down.
As well as unbelievable excuses, HMRC also receives some dubious expenses claims for unconvincing items. Some of the most questionable include:
• a carpenter claiming £900 for a 55-inch TV and sound bar to help him price his jobs;
• £40 on extra woolly underwear, for 5 years;
• £756 for pet dog insurance;
• a music subscription, so they could listen to music while they worked; and
• a family holiday to Nigeria.
All these excuses and expenses were unsuccessful.
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