Many doctors’ accountants were working frantically last month to help late-comers meet the 31 January self-assessment tax deadline.
For those who missed it, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) said help will always be provided for people with a genuine excuse for not submitting their return on time.
Recent rejected excuses include:
- I couldn’t file my return on time, as my wife has been seeing aliens and won’t let me enter the house.
- My ex-wife left my tax return upstairs, but I suffer from vertigo and can’t go upstairs to retrieve it.
- My business doesn’t really do anything.
HMRC has also revealed some questionable expenses which tax payers tried to claim for, including:
- A three-piece suite ‘for my partner to sit on when I’m doing my accounts’;
- Vet fees for a rabbit;
- Hotel room service for candles and prosecco.
- See ‘Stop the taxman visiting’