Tuesday, October 04, 2016

Tax demand sent to dead woman's grave

Authorities in France have sent a demand for property duties to a dead woman, addressed to her grave in a small town in Brittany.

The mayor of the seaside town of Sarzeau said he had received a letter from the public finance offices to a dead resident, addressed to “Grave 24, Row E, Cemetery Road.”

His office withheld the woman’s surname but said her Christian name was Jacqueline. The town's treasurer Christophe Libre said it was a demand for property taxes. "Unfortunately it's not the first time we've had this sort of letter from the public finance centre," Libre added.

He said it could be “a joke by someone who registered the change of address online,” suggesting that it may have been “one of the heirs who didn't want to pay the property tax”. French taxpayers are allowed to change their addresses online provided they give the correct reference number.

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