Dutch Tax Office Erases 730,000 Tax Returns

Windmill.gif The Dutch tax office admitted that 730,000 digital tax returns submitted by early filers to the tax office for some reason erased by their computer system and need to be resent. Tax office officials assume that those who have had their records lost have their returns on their computer and will be able to easily resend them. They have until 1 April to do so. According to Radio Netherlands, earlier in February, "another problem with the tax office computers meant that clients were unable to identify themselves properly. For a whole week, …

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Windmill.gif The Dutch tax office admitted that 730,000 digital tax returns submitted by early filers to the tax office for some reason erased by their computer system and need to be resent.

Tax office officials assume that those who have had their records lost have their returns on their computer and will be able to easily resend them. They have until 1 April to do so.

According to Radio Netherlands, earlier in February, "another problem with the tax office computers meant that clients were unable to identify themselves properly. For a whole week, nobody was able to submit a tax declaration electronically."

Last June, tax office software that did not function correctly forced over 400,000 companies to resubmit payroll information.

The continuing problems at the Dutch tax office has forced the Finance Minister Jan Kees de Jager into reorganizing the office, but admits it will take years to fix.

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