There Are Two Sure Things: Taxes, and Excuses

Here are the best tried-and-failed excuses British businesses gave for not paying their taxes on time.


  • My pet goldfish died.  —Self-employed builder 


  • Our business doesn’t really do anything. —Financial services firm


  • I’ve been too busy submitting my clients’ tax returns. —Accountant


Source: HM Revenue & Customs 

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