Friday, October 28, 2011

What could the letters HMRC stand for?

In the UK we recognise 'HMRC' as standing for Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs - the body created by the merger of Inland Revenue and HM Customs and Excise in 2005.

What else might the letters represent?  Officially the answers are:
  • Health Management Research Center (University of Michigan) 
  • Human Mobility Research Centre (Queen’s University and Kingston General Hospital partnership; Ontario, Canada) 
  • Helicopter Multi-Role Computer 
  • Hierarchical Maximal Ratio Combining 
  • His Majesty's Royal Communications (Jordan)
But let's be more inventive:

  • Help Me Recover Cash
  • How Might Rhianna Cover-up?
  • Hold My Rubber Chicken
I fear I could go on for a while but instead let me invite others to suggest their own. Give it a go. Could be fun.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Another form from the Indolent Revenue: Your money or your life

Another spoof form from the clever and fun official looking (but fake) website The department of social scrutiny which is promoting a book published by Ian Vince.

Friday, October 21, 2011

The odd names people put on tax forms....

From the Times Diary page on Tuesday 18th October. 
Thanks to Andy Tall for bringing it to my attention.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Taxman's form: Application for mercy

Original is on the clever and fun official looking (but fake) website promoting a book published by Ian Vince:
 The Department of Social Scrutiny

Two drunk accountants have an outrageous idea

At the end of a long day, 2 accountants, Peter and Paul, have had a few drinks and are reviewing their decision to invest in a new building...