The tax department intensifies the hunt for non-declared second residences
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The tax department intensifies the hunt for non-declared second residences

The tax authorities will be looking at around 72,000 tax forms more closely. These people could have “forgotten” to declare the existence of a second residence, the Het Belang van Limburg and the Gazet van Antwerpen reported on Thursday. The tax department found out a few months ago that a certain number of tax payers were not declaring one or several properties. Since last year, the administration has been able to cross-check the land registry data with other data, such as the data in the simplified declarations. Around 18,000 tax payers received an adapted version of their declaration.

In the same way, the tax department examined ordinary tax forms, whether they were submitted on paper or electronically. The administration selected 72,000 files in which it suspects one or several properties were not correctly declared. They will now be examined case by case.

(Source: Belga)

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