We thought we’d have a little bit of fun with this blog and so, are concentrating on the most ridiculous excuses for late self-assessment submission.
And so, in no particular order, here are some of the most amusing excuses ever given..
“My ex-wife left my tax return upstairs but I suffer from vertigo so can't go upstairs to retrieve it"
"I spilled coffee on it"
"I will be abroad on submission day so won't be able to fight it"
"My pet goldfish died"
"Our business doesn't really do anything"
"I had a cold which took a long time to go"
"My laptop broke – as well as my washing machine"
"I had an argument with my wife and went to Italy. For five years"
"My accountant was poorly"
"Mine tidiness lost my online login details"
"My husband run over my laptop"
"I heard on the news about of a volcano erupting somewhere and have been worrying about it ever since"
"The dog ate it”
And finally, the absolute best of them all, from an accountancy in London,
"I've been too busy submitting my clients’ tax returns”.
Thankfully, Buckler Spencer staff were on the ball as always and got all your returns completed and filed in plenty of time - thank you for your support in ensuring we could!
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