Just incase you missed it.... 10 oddest reasons for late tax returns!

1. I had a run-in with a cow (Midlands farmer)

2. My pet goldfish died (self-employed builder)

3.After seeing a volcanic eruption on the news, I couldn’t concentrate on anything else (London woman)

4.My wife won’t give me my mail (self-employed trader)

5.My husband told me the deadline was 31 March, and I believed him (Leicester hairdresser)

6.I’ve been far too busy touring the country with my one-man play (Coventry writer)

7.My bad back means I can’t go upstairs. That’s where my tax return is (a working taxi driver)

8.I’ve been cruising round the world in my yacht, and only picking up post when I’m on dry land (South East man)

9.Our business doesn’t really do anything (Kent financial services firm)

10.I’ve been too busy submitting my clients’ tax returns (London accountant)

All these people received £100 late submission penalties and none of these reasons were accepted as 'reasonable excuses'

Taxswag is here to help you avoid the £100 penalty.

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