A poor excuse

HMRC (Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs) has issued a list of its ‘top ten’ excuses for not filing a tax return. My pet dog ate my tax return…and all the reminders. I was up a mountain in Wales, and couldn’t find a postbox or get an internet signal. I fell in with the wrong crowd. […]

Let us PAYE

The above was a headline in the Sun on August 25, about a special service to be held for the taxman of all things. They came up with this delightful little poem in the style of the Lord’s prayer:- Our evadersWho art in havensHow low be thy shame.Thy tax return comeIt must be doneIn the […]


Love them, or hate them, we all have to pay them:- Ambition is always rewarded . . . with high taxes. There is no tax on brains; the amount raised would be too small. The taxman takes up so much of your earnings to balance the budget that you just can’t budget the balance. If […]