HMRC reveals top 10 terrible excuses for not filing a tax return on time.
HMRC have revealed their latest list of the top 10 worst excuses for missing the 31 January self-assessment tax return deadline:
- My pet dog ate my tax returnâ€¦and all the reminders.
- I was up a mountain in Wales, and couldn't find a postbox or get an internet signal.
- I fell in with the wrong crowd.
- I've been travelling the world, trying to escape from a foreign intelligence agency.
- Barack Obama is in charge of my finances.
- I've been busy looking after a flock of escaped parrots and some fox cubs.
- A work colleague borrowed my tax return, to photocopy it, and didn't give it back.
- I live in a camper van in a supermarket car park.
- My girlfriend's pregnant.
- I was in Australia.
The taxman doesn’t look kindly on people who miss the filing date and, with the helplines predicted to be super busy at the end of January, we recommend you get cracking now.