Terrible excuses for submitting late tax returns to HMRC have reached new lows including ‘I was too short to reach the postbox’

LAME excuses for submitting late tax returns have reached new lows.

One person attempting to avoid a £100 fine said: “I’m too short to reach the post box.”

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Every year people make crazy excuses for submitting their tax returns late

Someone else insisted: “My mother-in-law is a witch and has put a curse on me.”

A third complained their “fingers were too cold to type” after the boiler broke while one blamed a string of unreliable maids.

The taxman released a dossier of self-assessment excuses ahead of the January 31 deadline.

Bosses also revealed the most outlandish rejected expense claims, including £750 for a family holiday to Nigeria plus pet insurance for their dog.

HMRC released a dossier of self-assessment excuses ahead of the January 31st deadline
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HMRC’s Angela MacDonald said: “Help will always be provided for those who have a genuine excuse for not submitting their return on time.”


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