Monday, 26 September 2016 - 15:25
Admin error ends in two woman paying €15 mil. too little tax
Due to an administrative error by a Tax Service employee, two women paid 15 million euros two little on their inheritance tax, Het Parool reports. According to the newspaper, the two Noord-Holland women inherited 37 million euros each. It seems that an employee confused a full stop and a comma, registering the inheritance as 37 thousand euros per person. When the error was discovered, the Tax Authorities sent the women a retrospective tax of over 7.5 million euros per person. The women filed a lawsuit against the tax, but lost. According to the court, a human error was made and the Tax Authorities can not be held responsible. The court also ruled that the women could have realized a mistake had been made.