HMRC rejects Self-Assessment expenses and excuses

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HMRC rejects Self-Assessment expenses and excuses

HMRC rejects Self-Assessment expenses and excuses Angela MacDonald, HMRC Director General of Customer Services, said ‘Each year we still come across some questionable excuses, whether that’s blaming a bus touring schedule or seeing aliens. However, each year we’re making it easier and more intuitive for our customers to complete their tax return. We also receive absurd expense claims from vet fees for a rabbit to room service at a hotel. It is unfair to make honest taxpayers pick up the…

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