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Tuesday, 6 January 2015

Worst Excuses For Late Filing


HMRC have published what, in its view, constitutes the most terrible excuses for missing the 31 January tax return deadline.

The excuses were all used in unsuccessful appeals against HMRC penalties for late filing and payment. Here is the full list as per HMRC:
  • My pet dog ate my tax return…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.
HMRC Director General of Personal Tax, Ruth Owen, said:
"People can have a genuine excuse for missing a tax deadline, but owning a pet with a taste for HMRC envelopes isn’t one of them.

You need to file your 2013/14 tax return online, and pay what you owe, by 31 January. But it’s best to do it now, to allow plenty of time to sort out any issues with your return. That way, you’ll avoid the busy period for our phone lines as the deadline approaches."
There can be of course genuine and valid reasons for late/non submission of tax returns.

Tax does have to be taxing.

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3 comments:

  1. I tried to ring you but you didn't answer the phone, I tweeted you but you didn't respond and then I went online to try but I needed a username and password which took 7-10 working days to arrive when it did it wouldn't accept it and I tried to call the helpine but it just rang and rang, so I tweeted you for help but no reply I walked down to my local tax office but it had shut on 30 June, in the end the deadline passed and I couldn't submit it as I couldn't get my password to work and no one could help me.

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  2. absolutely facking spot on. how CAN you actually get in touch with these pricks!!!!

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  3. I tried to ring you but you didn't answer the phone, I tried all day, then I suddenly got through after waiting 45 Mins I asked for help and you hung up on me! I went online to try but I needed a username and password which took 7-10 working days to arrive when it did your site wouldn't accept it. I tried to call the helpine but it just rang and rang, so I tweeted you for help but nothing I wentto my local tax office but it had shut, in the end the deadline passed and I couldn't submit it as I couldn't get my password to work and no one could help me. FUNNY ISNT IT IF I OWE MONEY THE STYSTEM IS EFFICIENT IN GRABBING IT BACK, BUT THE OTHER WAY ROUND!!!!! ITS A JOKE.... AND NOT A FUNNY ONE

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