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Bizarre Expense Claims

HMRC’s published list of the top ten most bizarre expense claims it has received.


·         Pet food for a Shih Tzu “guard dog”

·         Armani jeans as protective clothing for a painter & decorator

·         International flights for dental treatment ahead of business meetings

·         Underwear - for personal use

·         Regular Friday night bonding sessions, which cost thousands of pounds

·         Holiday flights to the Caribbean

·         Luxury watches as Christmas gifts for staff – made by a company with no employees!

·         Garden shed for private use, including the cost of the space it takes up in the garden

·         Betting slips

·         Caravan rental for the Easter weekend


Not surprisingly, all of these claims were rejected!