HMRC releases most optimistic Self Assessment expense claims
Glamorous holidays abroad, luxury watches and Friday nights out feature in HMRC’s latest list of the most outlandish expenses which customers tried to claim back on their 2014-15 Self Assessment returns. With a week to go until the 31 January deadline, HMRC is releasing the strangest expenses to ensure other customers don’t make similar claims:
Holiday flights to the Caribbean
Luxury watches as Christmas gifts for staff – from a company with no employees
International flights for dental treatment ahead of business meetings
Pet food for a Shih Tzu ‘guard dog’
Armani jeans as protective clothing for painter and decorator
Cost of regular Friday night ‘bonding sessions’ – running into thousands of pounds.
Underwear – for personal use
A garden shed for private use – plus the costs of the space it takes up in the garden
Caravan rental for the Easter weekend.
The expenses above were all rejected.