Monday 6 December 2021

Day 629 of self-isolation - Ancient VAT

Ancient VAT

In 2015, it was the first time I used the VAT Moss system, and by mistake, I made the payment late. As a result, in 2018, the Italian VAT people chased me with a fine of 60 euros, which I paid.

Today, I got a fine of 83.33 euros for the same late payment. I've paid it, but under protest - I've asked them to check if they've made a mistake and fined me twice.

And paying it wasn't easy. Their letter was in Italian, of course. Plus, my bank won't let me use the underline character _ in the recipient code, so I used a minus - instead.

The thing is - I'm willing to pay the taxes that I owe, and even cough up a fine when I make a mistake. But why do they make it unnecessarily difficult?

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