Business people are more scared of the taxman than of the dentist research from accountancy firm Baker Tilly has revealed.
Approximately 53% of the 200 senior managers surveyed said that they feared the wrath of the taxman, while only 47% were spooked by the dentist.
Clive Parritt, chairman at Baker Tilly said, "The Inland Revenue should be pleased...or dismayed? We know that most people fear a trip to the dentist and wondered how this stacked up against a visit by the taxman. The results are amusing - or possibly incriminating?"
Parritt sees this year's budget as the perfect opportunity for the taxman to shape up his image. "This year's budget gives the Chancellor an opportunity to create tax policies which benefit businesses and workers rather than suffocating them, to invest in British businesses, rather than stifling them."