End of another tax return season
January is always a crazy month. After the busy periods starting from about September with the start of school, birthdays, Christmas and Diwali, coming to the end of January feels like a huge relief. You can read more about my January on the Accountingweb’s website.
Whilst on the subject of tax, I’ve also included my free February tax dates reminder to download here: Feb tax dates.
Late Filing Excuses
As is usual for this time of the year, there are always people who end up filing their tax return late. Some of their excuses are quite hilarious. They range from a yacht fire which destroyed their paperwork to the more regular, my dog ate my tax return and all the reminders.
Partners and illnesses are blamed a lot too for late filing. One excuse was about a husband who ran over his wife’s laptop. Another husband left his wife and took their accountant with him. There was also one where the wife who normally completes her husbands tax return had a headache for over 10 days.
A top ten list published by HMRC for the worst excuses they received in 2014 can be found here.