As usual, this year, I received a letter from Antwerp’s tax office to pay back over 4,000 Euros to the office. I have received such letters of high figures in the past, but always ignore to investigate. This time, I went to the tax office and I detected that instead of two children, only one child’s name appeared on the tax form I filled.
Since I live with two of my children, the administration deducted 750 Euros, from the initial amount to pay. I went to the payment section and agreed on terms to pay 500 Euros every month. I had already paid 1, 500 Euros (Three months payment) when I received a letter in the first week of June that the 750 Euros will be paid into my account.
Before the end of June, I received a letter from the tax office again that they couldn’t deposit the 750 Euros into my account, because I owe them. That’s clear. This is understandable, they can’t deposit the 750 Euros into my account, when I still owe them.
Antwerp Tax Office’s Administration Fraud, Stealing Or Error
In the month of May 2015, my wife received her holiday money and detected the amount was very low. She then contacted her employers to find out the reason she received very low holiday money. When her employers sent her payment documents, she detected that the Antwerp’s Tax Office took possession of 1,071 Euros from her holiday money without her knowledge.
My wife wants to go to the tax office to ask them the reason they did that. I told her not to do it, because it may be likely that the tax office will write to inform us why the money was taken. Till today, the tax office failed to tell us that they took an amount of 1,071 Euros from my wife’s holiday money.
What kind of administration is this? Are we in Africa or in a Third World Country? I don’t even think Africa that is daily underestimated can work in this primitive and ineffective manner. If not my wife’s pay slip sent by her employers, she wouldn’t have known that the Tax Office in Antwerp took such an amount from her holiday money.
Is this an error, administration malfunction, stealing or fraud? Tax office should give me an answer, because I’m not afraid of any one from high to the bottom seat. As government officials they should set a good example for others to follow. They shouldn’t abuse the office, because there are enough decent and intelligent people there that wouldn’t do this.
If the Tax Office think I’m wrong to write such an article, they should summoned me to appear in court. I will be in court without a lawyer to defend me, and at the end, I’ll walk free home. It’s big shame to the Tax Office in such a developed world.
If someone takes money from the account of another person without informing the one, it is stealing. You can’t do this to the Tax Office and just say ‘I’m sorry’ for them to accept, because it’s a crime. But they abuse their positions at the tax office to do these criminal activities against citizens with impunity.
No nobody is above the law. The tax Office should stop running this oppressive corrupt administration, because Belgium, a nation that prides itself on being a nation of laws, has become a nation of lawlessness, from the bottom all the way to the top.