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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