Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

Editor: Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech Univ. School of Law

Friday, January 10, 2014

10 Oddest Excuses for Late Returns


Here are HM Revenue & Customs’ 10 oddest excuses for sending in a late tax return:

  1. My pet goldfish passed away.
  2. I had a run-in with a cow.
  3. After seeing a volcanic eruption in the news, I couldn't concentrate on anything else.
  4. My wife refuses to give me my mail.
  5. I believed my husband when he told me the deadline was 31 March.
  6. I've been far too busy touring with my one-man play.
  7. My bad back means I can't go upstairs where my tax return is.
  8. I've been cruising around the world in my yacht and only picking up post when I am on dry land.
  9. Our business doesn't really do anything.
  10. I've been too busy submitting my clients' returns.

See ‘My Goldfish Died’: 10 Oddest Excuses for Late Tax Returns, The Independent, Jan. 7, 2014.

Special thanks to Jim Hillhouse (Professional Legal Marketing (PLM, Inc.)) for bringing this article to my attention.


Humor, Income Tax | Permalink

TrackBack URL for this entry:


Listed below are links to weblogs that reference 10 Oddest Excuses for Late Returns:


Post a comment