Top Ten Excuses for why People Haven’t Filed their Taxes Yet

Tax season

Each year, thousands of Canadians wait until the last possible moment to file their tax returns. H&R Block has compiled a list of top 10 excuses people can use to “justify” their stalling tactics. What’s your best excuse for not filing your tax return yet?

  1. Was waiting in line for One Direction tickets…for my daughter
  2. I’m busy watching Kate’s baby bump
  3. Had hockey practice, dance recital, skating competition and swim meet… and that was just Tuesday
  4. It’s on my husband’s to do list
  5. Shoe sale. Need I say more?
  6. I decided to file my nails instead of my taxes
  7. I have two kids in university. I no longer have any income to declare
  8. I don’t have a board for Taxes on Pinterest, so how is that possible?
  9. I’m bringing sexy back.
  10. I’m perfecting my tone when I yell, “Because I said so.”

Have you filed your taxes yet? April 30th will be here before we know it!

H&R Block

About H&R Block Canada
H&R Block Canada has been preparing taxes for more than 45 years and is Canada’s leading tax preparation firm. Headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, the company serves Canadian taxpayers in more than 1,100 offices across the country. H&R Block Canada Inc. is a subsidiary of H&R Block, Inc., a diversified company with subsidiaries providing a wide range of financial products and services. Additional information about H&R Block Canada is available at 1-800-HRBLOCK or visit for more tax tips.

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Hi, my name is Angela van Tijn and I live in Vancouver, Canada with my wonderful husband, our two boys and our puppy. I am the founder and primary contributor behind One Smiley Monkey. Welcome to my blog!
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10 responses to “Top Ten Excuses for why People Haven’t Filed their Taxes Yet”

  1. camera56kmommy — April 19, 2013 @ 8:00 am (#)

    My husband does our taxes. That’s my excuse lol

  2. Deb Dorrington — April 20, 2013 @ 4:01 am (#)

    Yes our taxes are done, we did them together this year. I liked excuse number 8 so much that I just may use that one on Hubs next year..:)

  3. Stephanie LaPlante — April 20, 2013 @ 12:24 pm (#)

    Since I have a disability, my parents do my taxes for me lol. Lucky me!

  4. Judy C — April 21, 2013 @ 6:04 am (#)

    I do our taxes and they are in, try not to use excuses just one of those things that it easier to get done and over

  5. Shelagh Broughton — April 23, 2013 @ 2:47 pm (#)

    Love answer #8. Wonder if the tax man will grant me a reprieve this year with that excuse?

  6. Ana — April 25, 2013 @ 8:16 pm (#)

    can I say “all of the above”. I find taxes is always the last thing on my mind every year…

  7. Rachel N — April 26, 2013 @ 1:59 pm (#)

    These are funny, yes we finished our taxes early:)

  8. Erika B — May 12, 2013 @ 9:59 am (#)

    Those are pretty funny excuses. Fortunately, we always take our taxes in as soon as we get all the paperwork, 2 or 3 weeks before the deadline. .

  9. Shirley — May 12, 2013 @ 4:12 pm (#)

    I filed mine on time. These are the most ridiculous excuses.

  10. Elva Roberts — June 2, 2014 @ 3:28 pm (#)

    These excuses are really lame. I can feel for the parents who have 2 children in University but Revenue Canada does not care about your expenses. On the plus side, I think they are fairly gererous about deducting payments for tuition and College ‘expenses,
    I wouldn;t fool with the tax man. That is what brought Al Capone to his demise.

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