Top 10 tax excuses and dodgy expense claims - HMRC

As the Self Assessment tax deadline looms on 31 January, HMRC has issued the top 10 excuses and questionable expense claims taxpayers have tried to use for failing to meet the deadline.


More than 600 convicted in 2019 for tax crimes


HMRC convicted more than 600 individuals for tax crimes in 2019 and started more than 610 new investigations.


460,000 seek income tax refunds in one year

About 460,000 people asked HMRC for a refund on overpaid income tax in the year 2018/19, according to a Freedom of Information request by Royal London.


Pension freedoms overtaxation repayments hit £535m

In total £535m has now been repaid to investors who were overtaxed on pension freedoms withdrawals since April 2015.

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