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Excuses for late Tax Returns

With the 31st January Self-Assessment deadline behind us for another year HMRC have released a list of the more unusual excuses for missing the deadline - Enjoy!

  • 'My tax return was on my yacht…which caught fire’
  • ‘A wasp in my car caused me to have an accident and my tax return, which was inside, was destroyed’
  • ‘My wife helps me with my tax return, but she had a headache for ten days’
  • ‘My dog ate my tax return…and all of the reminders’
  • ‘I couldn’t complete my tax return, because my husband left me and took our accountant with him. I am currently trying to find a new accountant’
  • ‘My child scribbled all over the tax return, so I wasn’t able to send it back’
  • ‘I work for myself, but a colleague borrowed my tax return to photocopy it and lost it’
  • ‘My husband told me the deadline was the 31 March’
  • ‘My internet connection failed’
  • ‘The postman doesn’t deliver to my house’




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