HMRC released a list of the most outlandish expense-claims to make sure other taxpayers do not make similar claims to those rejected on 2014-2015 self-assessment returns.
Here’s the list!
- Holiday flights to the Caribbean
- Luxury watches as Christmas gifts for staff – even though it had no employees
- Regular Friday night ‘bonding sessions’ worth thousands of pounds
- International flights for dental treatment
- Pet food for a Shih Tzu ‘guard dog’
- Betting slips
- Armani jeans as protective clothing for a painter or decorator
- Underwear for personal use
- Garden shed
- Caravan rental for the Easter weekend
The HMRC Director General of Customer Services, Ruth Owen, said: ‘Year after year we receive a number of ludicrous expense claims, ranging from international holiday flights to expensive designer clothing, which would never uphold..
..Why would the honest taxpayer pick up the bill for the others? HMRC will only accept those claims which are genuine, such as legitimate travel expenses or the cost of tools for the job.’