Top five most bizarre tax return expense claims revealed
The top five most bizarre are:
- The costs for storing Mars bars overnight in a fridge
- The cost of a pair of flip flops so I don’t have to walk barefoot between my works changing and shower rooms
- The costs for my intimate waxing
- I bought a second hand car to get me from home to work so I didn’t have to walk
- I purchased my own flat, so I need to claim back the money I spent on the furniture.
Ruth Owen, HMRC director general of personal tax, said: “There are a number of items and expenses people can claim against, such as genuine business costs and items needed to do a job. But a painful beauty regime or the furniture for your own home are not items that every taxpayer in the country should be contributing towards. It’s wrong a small minority of people expect the honest majority to subsidise their lifestyle and HMRC will never allow for these to be processed as genuine claims.
Penalties for late tax returns
The penalties for late tax returns are: