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HMRC employs farmyard ducks to 'niggle' taxpayers

Risking the accusation that the taxman himself has gone quackers, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has employed some farmyard ducks to encourage people to file their tax returns on time.
The online and billboard adverts feature a man in the bath, being niggled by a duck.
Instead of quacking, the duck repeats the word "tax".
HMRC confirmed that real ducks posed for the photos, before being retired to a bird sanctuary in Oxfordshire.
"With the January 31 deadline edging closer we want to help remind our customers to get it done so they can alleviate that niggling feeling, ensuring they can relax and not have to worry about doing their tax return," explained Angela MacDonald, HMRC's director general for customer services.
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