23,000 Belgians have not had a simplified tax form, even though they were allowed one
Sunday, 22 May 2016
Over the last few weeks, around 23,000 Belgians have not been offered the simplified tax form they were allowed. They got a classic paper form in their letterbox instead. The people concerned will not get a letter to inform them of the situation.
“Everybody has to fill in a tax form, including those offered a simplified version or who should have got one”, the spokesman for the SPF Finances said. “But these people don’t get a reminder letter or a sanction, because we already have their data and we can calculate their tax from that”, he said.
Since the 6th of May, 2.3 million offers of a simplified tax form have been sent out. Next year, a new procedure will be put in place to avoid mistakes.