Tax returns: 5% penalty for being 30 days late

Did you know that you will be liable to a 5% penalty in addition to interest charges if your tax is paid more than 30 days late? Now that the 31 January 2020 deadline for filing your 2019/20 Self Assessment tax return has passed, don’t forget that HM Revenue &...

HMRC shares bizarre excuses and expense claims on tax returns

Vengeful witches and pet hamsters feature in HMRC’s list of weirdest unsuccessful excuses and expenses claims from the last decade. The list includes one taxpayer who claimed their mother-in-law was a witch who had cursed them, hamsters and dogs that had eaten...