HMRC Take the Piss

Sometimes don’t know what to make of the taxman.

Is he out of touch with the real world?  Think the answer’s “yes”.

Can he be capable of having a bit of a laugh?  Not so sure.

HMRC have just issued what they say are the ten worst excuses for being late with a tax return.  I actually find that a little offensive.  Sometimes, reality can be stranger than fiction and some of the excuses given may be genuine.

I would have just brushed this release off, was it not for the fact that they say that the appeals that the excuses accompanied all failed, that you will not be successful if you blame another family member or an animal and that you could win if you blame flood waters.

So, a bit educational this piece, and well worth a quick read when drawing up any future appeal.