Death and Taxes

The Norwegian tax authority has sent me a letter to inform me that I failed to make a tax statement for 2010. No Shit, Sherlock! This could be related to the fact that I haven’t lived in Norway since 2009, something these guys are aware of, because they’re sending their snail mail to my US address. Also, we went through this at least twice last year – when they asked me to pay taxes for 2010 and 2011 in advance (forskuddsskatt) and we agreed that this was a mistake.

Do other countries have this problem? Is Germany still secretly hoping I’ll pay taxes for the past 10 years, and I don’t hear about this because they don’t know my snail mail address? I sure hope not.

Sent an email to the lady at the tax office who dealt with my problems a year ago, letting her know that it didn’t stick. I hope she’s still there, because there is no email address for complaints on this letter, and the letter took more than two weeks, so I’ll be damned if I use the postal service for this.


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